Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Transient Global Amnesia Evaluation

The evaluation of transient global amnesia begins with a history and physical examination.

The physical examination in someone with transient global amnesia is usually normal.

Testing is usually required to exclude conditions that can cause symptoms similar to transient global amnesia.

Tests that may be used to evaluate transient global amnesia include:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Transient Global Amnesia References
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