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My oldest stroke patient
  1. Alexandra I Daneasa,
  2. Josef G Heckmann
  1. Department of Neurology, Hospital Landshut, Landshut, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Professor Josef G Heckmann, Department of Neurology, Hospital Landshut, Landshut 84034, Germany; josef.heckmann{at}


We report the benign clinical course of a ‘hand knob’ stroke syndrome in a 106-year-old man and discuss some issues that arise when caring for the very oldest of the old.

  • stroke
  • cerebrovascular disease
  • medicine
  • geriatrics

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  • Contributors JGH drafted and finalised the manuscript. AID collected data and contributed to the discussion.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Lucy Pollock, Taunton, UK.

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