Case 25

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 25

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A 34-year-old Nigerian woman presented with sudden-onset confusion and collapse. Two months previously, she had been admitted with headache, fever, and raised inflammatory markers. At that time, blood and urine cultures and CT head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis had been unremarkable, and a lumbar puncture had shown slightly elevated protein but no cells. There was a past history of SLE diagnosed 5 years previously following a cheek ulcer, and depression with suicidal ideation a year before this admission. Medications included prednisolone, azathioprine, and mirtazapine.

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Subjects: Neurology

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