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Pronounced isolated severe apraxia of speech, a rare presentation of an acute ischaemic stroke

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Manjula C. Caldera ,

Consultant Neurologist, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Rakhitha L. Welagedara,

Consultant Physician, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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K.G. Dayaratne,

Consultant Radiologist, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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S.C. Weerasinghe

Consultant Neurologist, Teaching Hospital Anuradhapura, LK
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Abstract

A 39-year-old previously healthy woman presented with sudden onset loss of speech. Except for subtle right facial asymmetry, no other neurological deficits were found. A non-contrast CT scan was unremarkable. She was thrombolised with iv alteplase (0.9mg/kg standard dose) after 2 hours from the onset.

How to Cite: Caldera MC, Welagedara RL, Dayaratne KG, Weerasinghe SC. Pronounced isolated severe apraxia of speech, a rare presentation of an acute ischaemic stroke. Sri Lanka Journal of Neurology. 2021;8(1):23–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljon.v8i1.30
Published on 01 Dec 2021.
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