Case 12

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 12

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A 43-year-old nurse described episodes of multiple left hemisensory problems. She originally noticed left leg numbness, ‘as if frozen’, which came on suddenly after standing. This lasted for 10 minutes and then spontaneously improved. Over the next few days, she had similar episodes of left and sometimes right leg numbness, accompanied by a blurred patch in the upper nasal field of her right eye. She also experienced fleeting numbness and weakness in her left thumb and left-sided facial numbness. She had been slightly clumsy doing up buttons. She had no history of migraine, cardiac disease, or vascular disease, and was a non-smoker. She had always been an anxious character, but felt that this had worsened over the past few months.

Chapter.  1496 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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