Case 36

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 36

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A 20-year-old male student presented to the emergency department having awoken with slurred speech, difficulty swallowing solids, and problems walking. He had also noticed intermittent involuntary movement of his thumbs across his palms over the past few weeks together with occasional indistinct speech. There was no past medical or family history of note although he had lost weight over the preceeding year and a decline in his rugby skills had been noted by his team-mates. He denied drug use and was on no medication.

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Subjects: Neurology

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