Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:328-31 | Number 4, August 2011
An uncommon cause of recurrent falls in an elderly man
Jenny SW Lee, K Wang, Tom CY Cheung, Timothy CY Kwok, Anil T Ahuja
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Shatin Hospital, Hong Kong
Falls are common among the elderly population. Examinations for the cause of falls are usually mundane, but may be challenging, leading to surprising diagnoses. We report on a previously healthy elderly man who presented with repeated falls and rapidly progressive limitations in mobility, in addition to a stutter. Neuroimaging was particularly helpful for making the diagnosis in this patient.
Key words: Accidental falls; Aged; Diagnostic imaging; Frontotemporal lobar degeneration; Primary progressive nonfluent aphasia
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