Case 48

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 48

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A 35-year-old man was decorating his living room. After lifting a pot of paint, he became aware of a tingling sensation in his right arm. When he resumed painting, he had difficulty handling the brush. His wife noticed that he had a facial weakness and that his speech was slurred. The symptoms resolved 2 days later. The patient had a long history of migraine with visual aura, but was otherwise healthy and was not on any medication. He had never smoked and only rarely drank alcohol. He had returned from a trekking holiday in Nepal a week earlier. MRI brain with DWI showed a small cortical infarct in the left MCA territory.

Chapter.  1494 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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