Stroke mimics

Brendan G Magauran, Meaghan Nitka
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2012, 30 (3): 795-804
Stroke mimics are an important consideration for emergency physicians and physician extenders working in emergency departments. The emergency medicine physician must determine whether the acute neurologic deficits represent a transient event or a potential stroke. This article describes the common stroke mimic presentations by cause, including toxic-metabolic pathologies, seizure disorders, degenerative neurologic conditions, and peripheral neuropathies.

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