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Case 47

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/9780199539345.003.0284

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 47

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An 84-year-old woman was referred by her GP to the TIA clinic with an episode of visual disturbance. She reported that a week previously, she had transiently lost the vision in her right eye. The day before she was seen in the clinic she had had a 5 minute episode of ‘odd speech’ and a ‘twisted mouth’ seen by her husband. One month before she had been discharged following a prolonged admission with an infected right hip replacement following hip surgery some months previously. She had lost 2 stone in weight whilst being unwell, but this had stabilized recently. Over the 3 weeks prior to coming to the TIA clinic, she had felt less well again with malaise and hot flushes. There was a past history of mild hypertension but nothing else.

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Subjects: Neurology

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