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Case 12

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0012

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 12

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A 54-year-old male sales manager was admitted to hospital for investigation of sudden onset left leg weakness and pins and needles in the left leg and hand lasting for 1 to 2 minutes and occurring up to 4 times a day. He had been investigated 3 years previously following an episode of dysarthria and confusion, at which time an MRI brain scan was reportedly normal and a diagnosis of migraine had been made. There was no other past medical history. His mother had a history of dementia and recurrent strokes in her late sixties and his father had angina. Two sisters were well. He did not smoke and was on no medication.

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Subjects: Neurology

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