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Case 9

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/9780199539345.003.0071

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 9

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A 40-year-old car salesman was admitted to the local stroke unit after having woken with dysarthria and unsteadiness. He had been feeling non-specifically unwell and had some blurred vision the day before. The next day he developed diplopia, mild dysphagia, and paraesthesiae in hands and feet. He also became increasingly drowsy. He had recently returned from a holiday in the Canary Islands, where he had had some diarrhoea and vomiting 2 weeks prior to presentation. Otherwise, there was no past history of note. The patient was a non-smoker and denied any illicit drug use.

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Subjects: Neurology

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