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Case 32

Sarah Pendlebury, Ursula Schulz, Aneil Malhotra and Peter M. Rothwell

in Oxford Case Histories in TIA and Stroke

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199539345
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753251 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199539345.003.0197

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 32

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A 78-year-old man developed sudden left arm weakness and dysarthria lasting for an hour and resolving spontaneously. The following day, he developed severe left arm weakness, left leg weakness, dysarthria, and left facial numbness. There was a past medical history of myocardial infarction, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He underwent diffusion-weighted MRI of the brain (Fig. 32.1).

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Subjects: Neurology

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