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Stroke

PAROXYSMAL DISORDER

04/27/2004

Question:

WHAT IS THIS ? IT IS TO DO WITH THE BRAIN.

Answer:

I am sorry, I am not sure I understand your brief question. If you are asking what "paroxysmal" means, with regard to a "brain disorder"--this is a description of a brain symptom that comes and goes. Examples would include seizures, headaches, and transient ischemic attacks or "mini-strokes" all of which come on suddenly and without warning, last a while, and then go away on their own. Without more information, this is the best answer I can provide.

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati