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Transient dense flaccid left-sided hemiparesis in a case of heat injury
  1. Lieutenant Colonel MJ World, BSc MD FRCP RAMC, Professor of Military Medicine1
  1. 1Royal Defence Medical College, Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2AB


A left flaccid hemiparesis resolving completely over 44 hours occurring in a soldier of 19 years of age following a fitness test is described. This was not associated with any abnormality on magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and was probably an exceptionally rare manifestation of heat-induced neuropraxia.

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