Facial Droop and Weakness in a 69-year-old Woman

Patient has avoided medical consult despite left arm pain and weakness because she did not note any alarming facial change.


A 69-year-old woman is seen in the ED for L-side arm pain, persistent weakness of 1 month’s duration; describes poor balance, confusion, heightened emotion. Denies tingling , facial droop. PMH: HTN, depression. Social HX: tobacco use; recent death of family member. Video interview sheds light.


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