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Case 30

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

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Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0030

Series: Oxford Case Histories

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Case A A 50-year-old schizophrenic woman was admitted from a local psychiatric hospital following several generalized tonic clonic seizures. There was no past history of epilepsy and she had been well prior to the seizures. She was taking chlorpromazine. On admission she was unresponsive with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 6. Her eyes were deviated to the left and there was an apparent right facial weakness. Tone was increased, there was flexion to pain in all 4 limbs and the plantar responses were extensor. Temperature, pulse, and blood pressure were normal.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Clinical Oncology

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