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Ir J Med Sci. 2005 Jul-Sep;174(3):86-7.

Transient global amnesia after sexual intercourse.

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  • 1Dept of Geriatric Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny. gallaj@eircom.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Transient global amnesia presents as paroxysmal, transient loss of memory function and has been shown to have a number of inciting factors.

AIMS:

To report a case and its inciting factor in order to heighten awareness of the condition.

METHODS:

A 56-year-old woman who presented with TGA after sexual intercourse is reported.

RESULTS:

The episode of TGA resolved after 14 hours. Results of laboratory tests including MRI brain and MR angiogram and venogram were normal.

CONCLUSION:

An inciting event can often be identified for TGA and a targeted history should be used to help elicit such events.

PMID:
16285346
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