Case 42

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 42

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A 32-year-old man presented with severe drowsiness and confusion. He had been unwell for 2 weeks with headaches and a feeling as though he had ‘worms in his head’ followed by increasing sleepiness, causing him to be sent home from work. There were no other features on functional enquiry. There was no past medical history, recent travel abroad, or illegal drug taking. Alcohol intake was minimal. He was heterosexual and had had the same partner for the previous year. There was no family history of note.

Chapter.  1583 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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