Case 5

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

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

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Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 5

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A 15-year-old girl of Pakistani origin presented with a 10-day history of worsening left-sided headache and vomiting. She was admitted to her local hospital after a generalized seizure. Apart from mild asthma and acne there was no past medical history of note. She had been started on minocycline for her acne 2 months earlier. She had three younger sisters, who were all well. Her parents were first cousins. Clinical examination on admission was normal. In particular, she was not overweight and there was no papilloedema. Her non-contrast CT scan is shown in Fig. 5.1.

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Subjects: Neurology

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