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Amnesia After a Half MarathonA Case Study

Magazi, Daliwonga MBBch, MMed(Neuro)

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e318257d786
Case Report

Abstract: This is a description of a previously healthy female who developed a memory deficit after running a 21-km race for the first time in her life. The memory problem lasted a few hours, during which time she was anxious, asking the same questions repeatedly. The effects of exercise on memory are discussed. Transient global amnesia, its associations and prognosis, is reviewed.

Author Information

Department of Neurology, University of Limpopo (Medunsa), Pretoria, South Africa.

Corresponding Author: Daliwonga Magazi, MBBch, MMed(Neuro), FCP(Neuro)SA, Department of Neurology, University of Limpopo (Medunsa), PO Box 475, Medunsa 0204, Pretoria, South Africa (

The author reports no conflicts of interest.

Received October 15, 2011

Accepted March 28, 2012

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.