Table 1

Number and percentage of admissions in each diagnostic category, with median age by diagnosis

Number (%) of patients with diagnosisMedian age
TIA, transient ischaemic attack.
Stroke or TIA162 (29%)76.5
Headache syndrome73 (13%)41
Seizures/epilepsy69 (12%)49
Multiple sclerosis51 (9%)41.5
Primarily medical condition55 (9.5%)62
CNS malignancy32 (6%)65
Neuropathies24 (4%)59
CNS infection14 (2.5%)29
Myasthenia8 (1.5%)
Extrapyramidal syndrome8 (1.5%)
Subdural haematoma6 (1%)
Motor neurone disease5 (1%)
Undiagnosed weakness5 (1%)
Undiagnosed sensory disturbance4 (0.7%)
Subarachnoid haemorrhage4 (0.7%)
Bell’s palsy4 (0.7%)
Dementia1 (0.2%)
Head injury1 (0.2%)