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Postgrad Med J. Nov 1996; 72(853): 692–693.
PMCID: PMC2398640
Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks in association with substance abuse in a young man.
T. M. Lawson and A. Rees
Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.
Abstract
A 22-year-old man with a five-year history of drug and alcohol abuse presented with a left hemiparesis preceded by three transient ischaemic attacks, two of which occurred whilst smoking cannabis. Substance abuse was the only identifiable risk factor for cerebrovascular disease.
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