Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

Updated: Dec 03, 2018
  • Author: Ashish Nanda, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Initial assessment is aimed at excluding emergency conditions that can mimic a TIA, which include the following:

  • Hypoglycemia

  • Seizure

  • Tumor or mass lesion

  • Migraine with aura

  • Peripheral nerve/root disorder

  • Demyelinating disease

  • Vestibular dysfunction

  • Intracranial hemorrhage

  • Electrolyte derangements


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