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Case 1

Sarah Pendlebury, Ursula Schulz, Aneil Malhotra and Peter M. Rothwell

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539345.003.0012

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 1

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A 68-year-old woman awoke from sleep but had difficulty getting out of bed as she kept falling back onto her left side. When she got up she had some weakness of her left arm, hand, and foot. Her husband also noticed a left-sided facial droop and slurred speech. Her symptoms fluctuated over the course of the day before improving. Her past medical history included hypertension for which she was taking amlodipine.

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Subjects: Neurology

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