The stroke that struck back: an unusual alien hand presentation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Alien hand syndrome is a rare condition that can result from neurodegenerative disorders, tumors, or strokes. We encountered an acute presentation of alien hand syndrome from a right parietal ischemic stroke. The condition was not recognized by the emergency department, delaying diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early recognition of unusual manifestations of stroke, such as an acute alien hand syndrome, can lead to timely diagnosis and therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spector, AR; Freeman, WD; Cheshire, WP

Published Date

  • January 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 19110149

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8511

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2008.08.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States