Disease Information for Transient global amnesia

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Amnesia/event, retrograde/antegrade
Blackouts/Event amnesia/temporary
Jamais Vu/Familiar places strange
Memory Loss in Elderly
Near recall/memory deficit/defect
Short term memory loss
Episodic symptoms/events
Spells/Episodes of weakness
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Benign course/disorder
Course/Illness not recurrent
Course/No sequelae expected
Course/Short/brief/self-limited
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Migraine headache/Migraineurs
Population Group
Aged Adult
Population/Previously well
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Elderly Aged
Population/Seventies Adult
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Alcohol amnestic disorder
Benzodiazepine toxicity/overdose/effect
Cerebral vascular accident
CNS side effects
Concussion
Dissociative/psychiatric reaction
Encephalitis, herpetic
Epilepsy, temporal lobe
Korsakoff Psychosis/Alcohol Dementia
Associated Disease & Complications
Amnesia
Transient global amnesia
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Drug/medication
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/NO Neurologic complications occur
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/No treatment
Definition

A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours. During the period of amnesia, immediate and recent memory abilities are impaired, but the level of consciousness and ability to perform other intellectual tasks are preserved. The condition is related to bilateral dysfunction of the medial portions of each TEMPORAL LOBE. Complete recovery normally occurs, and recurrences are unusual. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp429-30)

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