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Reversible cognitive decline diagnosed on ear examination

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 03 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1215
  1. R J B Ellis, neurology registrar1,
  2. B D Michael, neurology clinical academic registrar1 2,
  3. M Doran, consultant neurologist1
  1. 1Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Department of Clinical Infection, Microbiology, and Immunology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK
  1. rjbellis{at}

A 65 year old man presented with a six week history of rapidly progressive cognitive decline, fevers, and ataxia. He had …

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