In early 1999, a right-handed manufacturing engineer in his thirties presented to his general practitioner (GP) with a week-long history of diminished sensation and paraesthesiae affecting his left arm and leg. Two months prior to presentation he had contracted a ‘flu-like illness that had left him with persistent fatigue. At presentation, his GP noticed weakness of his left hand and made a presumptive diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. He prescribed a five-day course of oral prednisolone 40 mg daily, which the patient took for only one day, making a transient improvement. The next day he had difficulty making decisions at work and was stopped by the police for speeding in a residential area. Two weeks after the onset of his neurological symptoms, he was admitted to a local hospital with confusion and then transferred to the Neurology department in Edinburgh the following day.
Two years beforehand, in 1997
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.