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Facial Palsy

Isolated facial muscle weakness is an uncommon presentation to the ED and may be quickly diagnosed by the unwary as Bell’s palsy.…

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Stroke or seizure?

A gentleman presented with loss of power and sensation to his left side, slow speech and facial droop; CT brain was normal. His symptoms resolved over the next three days…

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome

GBS is now thought to be a group of phenotypically similar disorders. Degeneration of the axon can occur as well as demyelination of the nerve sheath.…

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Dystonia

Acute dystonia is a movement disorder in which there is a state of abnormal tone produced by slow and sustained contractions of opposing muscle groups.…

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A FACEnaTing Fever

A 72 year old female presents to the Emergency Department with a four week history of worsening neck pain, lethargy, reduced sensation and difficulty with fine motor movements in her upper limbs…

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis does not present often to the emergency department. However, it can manifest as respiratory failure…

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Multiple Sclerosis

This session describes the presentations, pathophysiology, management and treatment options for multiple sclerosis relevant to emergency medicine…

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A Pane-ful Injury

A 32 year-old decorator attends the Emergency Department having accidentally put his left hand through a pane of glass at work…

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Is the K OK?

A 60 year old man presented to the emergency department with a 1 week history of increasing lethargy, intermittent tingling in both arms and palpitations…

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