A Forgetful Experience: A Case of Transient Global Amnesia

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Kalpa Shah MD PGY2
Chris Sheasgreen MD PGY3
Ameen Patel MB

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We present a case of a 67-year-old man with transient global amnesia, a clinical syndrome that presents with an acute onset of temporary amnesia lasting less than 24 hours, without impairment of consciousness or cognition. In this article, we discuss the clinical criteria for diagnosis, the pathophysiology of the condition, and an approach to its diagnostic work-up and prognosis. It is important to differentiate TGA from other entities because it is a benign condition that does not require treatment.
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