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Syndrome of agitated delirium and visual impairment: a manifestation of medial temporo-occipital infarction
  1. Jose L. Medina,
  2. Sudhansu Chokroverty,
  3. Frank A. Rubino
  1. Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA
  2. Neurology Service and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, USA


    Three patients presented with sudden visual impairment followed by agitated delirium one to three days later. Examination revealed marked agitation, dementia, and loss of vision. Computerised axial tomography demonstrated temporo-occipital infarctions. All recovered from the agitated state in four days to two months, but their visual impairment and dementia persisted one to four years later.

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