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Case 39

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/9780199539345.003.0238

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 39

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An 83-year-old woman was admitted to the physicians from the acute psychiatric ward for the elderly where she had been admitted with confusion on a background of anxiety and depression. There was a past history of an oesophageal web. Medications were olanzapine, venlafaxine, trazodone, simvastatin, Fybogel, senna, and lorazepam. On examination, she was apyrexial, pulse 70bpm, and blood pressure 120/70mmHg. She was mildly confused (MMSE 20/30) and complaining of headache. Neurological examination revealed a right homonymous hemianopia.

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Subjects: Neurology

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