What is the differential diagnosis in pregnant women with neurologic disease?

Updated: Aug 20, 2019
  • Author: Carmel Armon, MD, MSc, MHS; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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The differential diagnosis of stroke in young women includes seizure, brain tumor, reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy (RPLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), and migraine. In appropriate settings, infectious causes (eg, Lyme disease and bacterial endocarditis) should be considered.


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