Last updated on:June 6th, 2022
You’re looking at an interactive case study from Prognosis: Your Diagnosis (one of four distinct learning formats available in Clinical Odyssey). Try it out, and have fun improving your clinical skills.
A 68-year-old man presents with vertigo, dysphagia, dysarthria, and an unbalanced gait for 2 hours. These symptoms occurred abruptly. His medical and surgical histories are unremarkable. However, his last routine health screening was 10 years ago. His family history is unremarkable. There is no history of allergies. He has smoked heavily for many years, with a total burden of 35 pack-years. He consumes between 4 to 5 standard drinks each week. A full panel of bloodwork is sent for, with results pending. Capillary glucose levels are normal.