A Stroke in the Young with Surprising Recovery

Cohen, Dor and Shpitalni, Gila and Lifshitz, Yulia and Anani, Sapir and Eyal, Ana and Segal, Gad (2019) A Stroke in the Young with Surprising Recovery. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (5). ISSN 2284-2594

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Introduction: The differential diagnosis of stroke in a comparatively young adult should always include cardiovascular aetiologies as well as central nervous system infection. Case Presentation: A 56-year-old man, with no significant medical history, presented with headache, nausea and vomiting, and right hemiparesis. Routine stroke investigation was initiated, while CNS infection was also sought. Diagnoses of HIV infection, neurosyphilis, HCV and HBV were established. Targeted therapy resulted in prompt clinical improvement. Conclusion: This case highlights the importance of considering CNS infection as a cause of neurological deficits in parallel with other investigations in cases of stroke in a comparatively young adult.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stroke in the young, neurosyphilis, AIDS, HIV, syphilis, HCV
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.1 Malattie del sistema cardiovascolare
Depositing User: Sr. Francesco Bonaccorsi
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:27
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/19418

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