Transient global amnesia - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Transient global amnesia is a temporary loss of memory, without any other clinical signs. Transient global amnesia is common from the age of 50, amnesia is often referred to as anterograde and focuses on recent events, the patient often repeating the same questions such as "what day is it ... ". It occurs suddenly, lasts only a few hours, suddenly disappears and has no repercussions. There is no treatment against transient global amnesia.

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