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BrainWaves #53 Teaching through clinical cases: A young woman with seizures and altered mental status

MedLink Neurology Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: July 18, 2017

I have my own methods for conceptualizing altered mental status. But you already heard them in episode #46. This week on BrainWaves, take a wider view of this type of consult from the perspective of an internist. Dr. Fima Macheret takes the mic on this case of a young woman with seizures and encephalopathy. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision-making in routine clinical practice. The content in this episode was approved by Dr. Fima Macheret.


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