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Mexican Migrant Worker Suffering from Seizure, Painful Headaches - Let's Diagnose


A 28-year-old migrant worker from Mexico was rushed to an ED in California after suffering a seizure. At the hospital, through slurred speech, he described painful headaches that he had been experiencing for a few months and said he had lost consciousness one evening about a week earlier and not told anyone. He wonders if it could have been a seizure.

Could it be a brain abscess? Neurocysticercosis? Powassan virus encephalitis? Toxoplasmosis?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx.

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