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Neurologist-in-training

Lenka Schilg-Hafer, Ansgar Felbecker & Barbara Tettenborn

abstract A 69-year-old right-handed man was admitted to our department because of an anterograde amnesia. Additionally, signs of retrograde amnesia were present affecting the day before admission and events from the recent past in particular. The episode started during gardening. The patient was oriented regarding his personal identity, location and situation, but disoriented about time. There was no clouding of consciousness. In addition to repetitive questioning, we noticed an amnestic aphasia. There were no pre-existing diseases and he had not experienced a similar episode before. The neurological examination revealed no other neurological deficits, especially no focal motor or sensory signs. Laboratory examination did not reveal any abnormalities except for dylipidaemia. The EEG showed an alpha basic rhythm with a few scattered left-sided accentuated steep transients without focal slowing and without typical epileptiform discharges.
On day 1 after admission the patient’s symptoms had resolved completely, an amnesic gap of about 8 hours remained.
   
keywords TGA, stroke, TIA
   
citation Schilg-Hafer L, Felbecker A, Tettenborn B. Neurologist-in-training. Schweiz Arch Neurol Psychiatr 2011; 162:82-83.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 9-3-2011
journal title Schweiz Arch Neurol Psychiatr (162/2)
publisher EMH Schweizerischer Ă„rzteverlag AG (Muttenz)
pages 82-83
link https://sanp.ch/journalfile/view/article/ezm_sanp/en/sanp.2011.02245/3849b84de10abfd0f34dc706c4b42e65d7aa3673/sanp_2011_02245.pdf/rsrc/jf
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