Case 34

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:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 34

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A 30-year-old woman was admitted with sudden onset headache, vomiting, dizziness and photophobia. The only past medical history of note was of recurrent migraine with aura 10 years previously. On examination, she was alert with a temperature of 37.8°C, neck stiffness and photophobia but no focal neurology. Intravenous ceftriaxone was given. Five hours later, her GCS had dropped to 10 and she developed a right hemiparesis.

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Subjects: Neurology

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