Case 43

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 43

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A 78-year-old woman was admitted with confusion and odd behaviour that had developed over the preceding day. There was a history of stroke causing left-sided weakness 2 years previously, from which she had made a good recovery, AF, and hypertension. Medication included amlodipine, aspirin, simvastatin, and digoxin. She lived alone in warden-controlled accommodation. Her son reported some cognitive deterioration over the last 2 years such that she required some help with finances and shopping.

Chapter.  1258 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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