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Case 29-2015

A 38-Year-Old Pregnant Woman With Headache and Visual Symptoms

Feske, Steven K.; Goldberg, Marcia; Dudzinski, David M.; Gonzalez, Ramon Gilberto; Kovach, Alexandra E.

doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000482651.23753.35
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(N Engl J Med. 2015;373:1154–1164)

In this case report, a 38-year-old pregnant woman (gravid 2, para 0) was admitted to the hospital at 33 weeks 3 days of gestation because of occipital headache, vomiting, a 2-minutes spell with visual symptoms (tunnel vision, spots in the visual field, unsteadiness, and vertigo) and hyperventilation.

Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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