Transient global amnesia – a review

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Transient global amnesia (TGA) is an isolated amnesic syndrome with normal neurological examination where patients remain alert and communicative with no loss of personal identity; however, they experience striking loss of memory for recent events and an impaired ability to retain new information. TGA could be triggered by venous congestion and there is evidence of association between younger patients and history of migraine. Most episodes last 2–12 h and the recurrence rate of future amnesic events is very low.

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