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Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks in association with substance abuse in a young man.
  1. T. M. Lawson,
  2. A. Rees
  1. Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.


    A 22-year-old man with a five-year history of drug and alcohol abuse presented with a left hemiparesis preceded by three transient ischaemic attacks, two of which occurred whilst smoking cannabis. Substance abuse was the only identifiable risk factor for cerebrovascular disease.

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