BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007556
  • Reminder of important clinical lesson

Stroke mimic: an interesting case of repetitive conversion disorder

  1. Evangelos Vasileiadis2
  1. 1Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, UK
  2. 2Department of Stroke Medicine, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, UK
  3. 3Department of Cardiology, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Evangelos Vasileiadis, evangelos.vasileiadis{at}


Stroke mimics can account for up to 5% of all acute stroke presentations.They are more frequent in those under 50 years of age, with some estimates of prevalence as high as 21% of acute stroke presentations in this age group. We describe a case of repetitive stroke mimic episodes, the recognised associated precipitants, diagnostic clues and management.

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