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Confused after spirometry: a unifying diagnosis
  1. John Charles Williamson,
  2. Andrew J Larner
  1. Department of Neurology, The Walton Centre Foundation NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Charles Williamson, john.williamson{at}


A 67-year-old woman was diagnosed with transient global amnesia having presented with an abrupt and temporary disruption in her memory function. Her symptom onset came shortly after a visit to her general practitioner where she had performed bedside spirometry. Following symptom resolution, she was discharged home with reassurance.

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  • Contributors JCW was responsible for drafting manuscript and subsequent revisions. AJL was responsible for critical appraisal and review of the final draft.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.