Case 14

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 14

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A 50-year-old man developed sudden-onset vertigo, headache, vomiting, and poor balance. He was admitted to hospital. On the next day, he developed slurred speech, photophobia, and a stiff neck and became increasingly drowsy. His temperature was 38.5°C, blood pressure 190/100mmHg, and heart rate 110bpm. His Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) was recorded as 11, and he was sedated and intubated.

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Subjects: Neurology

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