Patients: Faster Diagnosis, Earlier Treatment, Better Education Needed

Patients: Faster Diagnosis, Earlier Treatment, Better Education Needed

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Patients: Faster Diagnosis, Earlier Treatment, Better Education Needed

Adults with late-onset Pompe disease in the U.K reported a long and distressing diagnostic process, with most patients calling in interviews for a reduced time to diagnosis, a shorter wait for a specialist appointment, and an earlier treatment start, a study found. At diagnosis — which often came only after misdiagnosis — patients requested better support, and suggested that general practitioners need further education on Pompe. “There remain multiple unmet needs throughout the disease journey…

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