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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Chronic right parietal infarct

01/24/2008

Question:

What is chronic right parietal infarct and what behavioral symptoms does it cause?

Answer:

It means an old stroke. Occasionally, it is discovered incidentally by brain image (CT/MRI). In other words, it is silent and the patient is not aware that he suffered a stroke. However, generally it causes cognitive/behavioral changes depending on how big the stroke is and where exactly it is located. Common symptoms for such location of a stroke include confusion, disorientation and neglect of the left side. The patient must be evaluated for the cause of the stroke so that measures can be taken to prevent further/recurrent stroke.

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Response by:

Yousef  Mohammad, MD, MSc Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Director, Stroke Fellowship Program
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University