A 39 year-old African-American male with past medical
history significant for uncontrolled hypertension presents
with a sudden onset of weakness and numbness on the
left side of his face, left arm, left leg, and right leg while
watching television twenty hours prior to presentation.
At that time, the patient did have a mild headache. The
patient initially thought that it was positional, but soon
realized that he could not move the affected extremities
at all. He also began to have some difficulty swallowing
and minor difficulties with speech as well.
Tsai MD, PGY-3, Steve C.
"Weakness in a Young Man,"
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 6, Article 8.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol6/iss1/8