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Case 49

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/9780199539345.003.0293

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 49

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An 80-year-old woman was admitted with slurred speech and collapse after having been found slumped to the left in a chair by a carer. She lived alone, with care three times daily, and was usually mobile with a Zimmer frame. Although the carer thought that her speech had been normal prior to the collapse, her daughter thought that it had been slightly slurred for the previous weeks and had suddenly become worse on the day of admission. The patient's mobility had also been declining over the preceding months and she had fallen several times. She had also developed some urinary incontinence. There was a past medical history of type 2 diabetes and hypertension, and she had known left ventricular hypertrophy.

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Subjects: Neurology

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