TGA Differentials

  • Seizure/transient epileptic amnesia 
(lasts < 1 hour)
  • Stroke (rarely presents as isolated amnesia)
  • Atypical migraine
  • Head injury/occult trauma/concussion syndrome 
(Manage as Head Injury)
  • Medication and recreational drug side effect
  • Herpetic encephalitis 
(fails to resolve in <24hrs)
  • Early neurosyphilis
  • HIV dementia
  • Alcohol psychosis
  • Alcohol blackout
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