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Brain Abscess: Pearls and Pitfalls

What do you think of with the patient presenting with fever, headache, and focal neurologic signs? Meningitis? Encephalitis? What about brain abscess? This post is filled with pearls and pitfalls on the pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of brain abscess.

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Updates on TIA

The transient ischemic attack (TIA) places patients at high risk for future stroke. This article reviews the current literature on the diagnosis, management and disposition of patients with TIA. The use of observation and TIA clinics is also discussed.

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Seizure Mimics

The pediatric patient with seizure, or is it really a seizure? A host of other conditions can look just like seizure. This Peds EM Morsel provides you with some answers.

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Stroke Mimics: Pearls and Pitfalls

A stroke mimic is defined as a nonvascular disease that presents with stroke-like symptoms, often indistinguishable from an actual stroke. Why does it matter if a mimic is diagnosed as a stroke? Learn the pearls and pitfalls of stroke mimics.