Stroke mimics

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Stroke mimics

  1. 1. Stroke MimicsJavier Benitez (@jvrbntz)
  2. 2. Case Presentation72 year old woman with pmh of htn, dm, mi,comes to the emergency department with2 hour sudden onset of right sided paresthesia,hemiparesis, and slurred speech.This patient might be having a stroke or a TIA. List a few stroke mimics
  3. 3. Stroke Mimics● Toxic metabolic syndrome: ○ Glucose imbalance, sodium imbalance, hepatic encephalopathy● Drug ingestion: e.g. opiods● Seizure and Todd paralysis● Migraine headache● Demyelinating disorders: e.g. MS, ADEM● Cerebrovascular narrowing● Idiopathic intracranial HTN● Peripheral neuropathies: e.g. GBS
  4. 4. "Think of stroke first and then mimics"
  5. 5. ReferenceEmerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug;30(3):795-804. doi:10.1016/j.emc.2012.06.006.

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