TITLE

Limb-shaking transient ischemic attack

AUTHOR(S)
Das, Abhijit; Baheti, Neeraj N.
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Limb shaking Transient Ischemic Attack is a rare manifestation of carotid-occlusive disease. The symptoms usually present with seizure like activity and often misdiagnosed as focal seizures. Only on careful history the important clinical clues-which may help in differentiating from seizure-are revealed: Lack of Jacksonian march or aura; precipitation by maneuvers that lead to carotid compression. We present the case of an elderly gentleman with recurrent limb shaking transient ischemic attacks that was initially diagnosed as a case of epilepsy. His symptoms responded to optimization of blood pressure. The case report highlights the importance of accurate diagnosis as the treatment of the associated carotid artery occlusion may not only abolish the attacks but also reduce the risk of future stroke.
ACCESSION #
85369902

 

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