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Transitorisk global amnesi - godartat tillstånd som även kan drabba unga

Nilsson, Christer LU ; Asztély, Fredrik LU and Nilsson, Petra LU (2005) In Läkartidningen 102(24). p.7-1905
Abstract (Swedish)
Transitorisk global amnesi (TGA) är ett godartat tillstånd

med akut insättande oförmåga till minnesinprägling, som går i komplett regress inom 24 timmar. TGA förekommer huvudsakligen hos medelålders och äldre personer och anses vara mycket sällsynt hos personer yngre än 40 år.

Tre fallrapporter presenteras där TGA drabbat unga män (16–22 år) under fotbollsspel. En litteraturgenomgång visar att mekanismerna bakom TGA delvis skiljer sig hos unga respektive äldre. Vi anser att en enstaka episod av TGA kan betraktas som ett godartat tillstånd även hos unga individer och att utredningen kan bedrivas på ett likartat sätt.
Abstract
Transient global amnesia (TGA) occurs mostly in middle-aged and elderly individuals, and is generally believed to be very rare in individuals less than 40 years of age. We present three cases of TGA in young persons (16-22 years). They all had a medical history and presented symptoms fulfilling the criteria for TGA. Physical examinations and investigations were all normal. All three presented their symptoms while playing football. Reviewing the literature the suggested causes are partly different for TGA in old and young people, respectively. The present report confirms that TGA may also occur in younger individuals. We propose that single TGA is a benign condition also in younger persons and that the investigation should be similar to... (More)
Transient global amnesia (TGA) occurs mostly in middle-aged and elderly individuals, and is generally believed to be very rare in individuals less than 40 years of age. We present three cases of TGA in young persons (16-22 years). They all had a medical history and presented symptoms fulfilling the criteria for TGA. Physical examinations and investigations were all normal. All three presented their symptoms while playing football. Reviewing the literature the suggested causes are partly different for TGA in old and young people, respectively. The present report confirms that TGA may also occur in younger individuals. We propose that single TGA is a benign condition also in younger persons and that the investigation should be similar to that of TGA in older age groups. (Less)
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Transient global amnesia--a benign condition which can also occur in young people
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English Abstract, Exertion, Humans, Male, Migraine: diagnosis, Transient Global: psychology, Transient Global: diagnosis, Amnesia, Soccer, Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors
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24
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0023-7205
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  number       = {24},
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  year         = {2005},
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