Transient Global Amnesia – „First Check Everything Possible …“

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Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a transitory syndrome of memory loss, lasting less than 24 h. There are seven clear diagnostic criteria for TGA: 1) attacks must be witnessed by a capable observer; 2) there must be anterograde amnesia during the attack; 3) clouding of consciousness and loss of personal identity must be absent, and no other neuro-behavioral deficits such as aphasia or apraxia can be present; 4) there should be no other focal neurologic signs present during or after the attack; 5) evidence of epileptic seizures must be absent; 6) the attacks must resolve within 24 h; and 7) patients with recent head injury or an active seizure disorder (or another cause of amnesia) are excluded.

(State: 16.01.2015)

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