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A Zebra for Our Times: Transient Smartphone Blindness

Here’s a neurological oddity to be aware of: Transient smartphone blindness. Per a case report in this week’s Green Journal: When a patient lies on one side, the ipsilateral (lowermost) eye becomes functionally occluded (e.g., by a pillow) and its … Continue reading

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Neurological Illness and EV-D68

The CDC is investigating a cluster of 9 Colorado cases of what sounds like acute flaccid paralysis, possibly associated with enterovirus D68. EV-D68 infections are on the rise nationwide and are causing severe respiratory illness and possibly some deaths. Some … Continue reading

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Double Zebra!

Khalid, this one’s for you: Central neurogenic hyperventilation secondary to CLIPPERS.

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Zebra of the Day

Every so often, we run into an unusual condition that comes up for discussion on rounds or at a conference. I thought it might be fun to highlight these for the sake of expanding our store of differential diagnoses and … Continue reading

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Neurological Zebras: Lathyrism

There’s a book by Jon Krakauer (and now a movie) titled, “Into the Wild”. It’s about Chris McCandless, a 24 year-old man who went off the grid and into the wilds of Alaska: In April 1992 a young man from … Continue reading

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