Case 13

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 13

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A 24-year-old man was referred to the rapid access TIA clinic with multiple episodes of odd sensations in the left arm and leg associated with a feeling of weakness in the left arm that had occurred over the previous 4 weeks. The first episode was preceded by a peculiar sensation in his head and he felt that things were ‘moving around him’. The symptoms lasted for a few seconds before resolving completely. On a couple of occasions, he had had several episodes in a single day. He denied any nausea, double vision, or speech disturbance, and was otherwise well. He had a past history of mild hypercholesterolaemia but nothing else. General and neurological examination, including fundoscopy, was unremarkable. He had seen a private neurologist at the start of the illness who thought he might have had a stroke.

Chapter.  1157 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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