Case 26

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 26

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A 73-year-old woman presented to the accident and emergency department. She had recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and had followed her family practitioner's encouragement to lose some weight. She also had a history of mild hypertension, but was otherwise healthy. She had woken up in the morning with difficulty walking, and noticed that she found it difficult to lift her right foot. She reported no pain and no sensory disturbance. Her right arm, vision, and speech were normal. Clinical examination revealed a right foot drop and weak ankle inversion and eversion. There was no sensory deficit. Reflexes were symmetrical, with bilaterally absent ankle jerks. Plantar responses were flexor. Blood pressure was 160/90mmHg.

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Subjects: Neurology

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