AMNESTIC SYNDROME DUE TO BILATERAL ISOLATED SEQUENTIAL HIPPOCAMPAL INFARCTIONS: A CASE PRESENTATION
Atmaca Murat Mert1, Yesilot-Barlas Nilufer2
1Mehmet Akif Inan Training and Research Hospital, Neurology, Sanliurfa
2Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Neurology, Istanbul

Transient global amnesia, acute ischemic stroke, seizures and status epilepticus, limbic encephalitis and various types of encephalopaties are included in differential diagnosis of acute-onset amnestic syndrome. Isolated hippocampal infarction is a rare cause of acute-onset amnestic syndrome. In this case presentation, we report a patient who developed permanent and severe cognitive impairment after an acute-onset amnestic syndrome due to bilateral isolated hippocampal infarctions occuring 9 months apart and a review of the pertaining literature is presented.

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