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An unusual stroke mimic

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 13 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3642
  1. Ashley Smith, core medical trainee,
  2. Adarsh Aravind, consultant stroke physician
  1. Department of Stroke Medicine, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK
  1. Corresponding author AD Smith ashley.smith2{at}

A 30 year old white man was admitted to the stroke unit with sudden onset right arm weakness and sensory loss, which had progressed to involve the right leg over two days. He had no preceding or intercurrent …

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