Case 23

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 23

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A 54-year-old woman presented with a history of three episodes of left-sided numbness and weakness over the preceding 2 months. She described ‘tingling and throbbing’ which started in the sole of her left foot and gradually spread up the left leg and trunk, into the left arm, and down into the hand. This occurred over several minutes. By the time the tingling started in her left hand, it had subsided in her foot. For some hours after an episode she noticed her left arm and leg feeling heavy and possibly weak. She had not had any blackouts.

Chapter.  1430 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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