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Electrical injury to the brain
  1. Maeike Zijlmans1,
  2. Gabriel J E Rinkel2
  1. 1Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Maeike Zijlmans, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, hp. G.03.228, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584CX Utrecht, The Netherlands; g.j.m.zijlmans{at}umcutrecht.nl

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A 37-year-old, previously healthy man was sent to our neurovascular outpatient clinic for a second opinion because of a presumed stroke at young age for which no obvious cause was found. The patient had global numbness and clumsiness of his left arm and numbness of the left side of his face, which had started suddenly 3 months prior to the visit, and had improved slightly. The complaints had started after he had touched live electricity cables with his left hand at a construction site. Initially, he also perceived white dots, with both eyes, on either side …

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