Accession Number:

ADA550511

Title:

Contagious Weakness in an Elderly Couple with Neurologic Emergencies

Descriptive Note:

Case rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2011-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

We present an unusual neurologic emergency in an elderly male patient. Given his presentation and risk factors, we presumed the initial symptoms to be secondary to a cerebrovascular accident. As the case evolved, however, it became apparent that a more unusual pathology was present. This case report showcases a rare condition masquerading as a common neurologic emergency.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE