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Case Rep Neurol. 2013 Jan;5(1):31-3. doi: 10.1159/000348400. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Hypertensive microbleed as a transient ischemic attack mimic.

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.


Cerebral microbleeds have acquired increased attention as a silent marker of small vessel disease that carries an increased risk of hemorrhage. The etiology is believed to be either hypertension or amyloid deposition. Here, we present a case with a patient whose transient focal symptom most likely was due to the occurrence of an acute microbleed, indicating that not all microbleeds are silent and that the cause of a transient ischemic attack is not always ischemic.


Hypertension; Microbleed; Stroke; Transient ischemic attack mimic

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