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Syncope and neurologic deficits in a track athlete: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11252056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Exercise-related syncope may result from various underlying medical conditions, with vasovagal reactions being the most common cause in young athletes. However, psychological causes also need to be considered in the differential diagnosis of syncope. This case report presents an athlete who suffered a syncopal event with residual motor and sensory deficits. The athlete was diagnosed with a conversion disorder and was able to return to full competition following psychotherapy and physical therapy.
M W Lively
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-19     Completed Date:  2001-05-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conversion Disorder / complications*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Syncope / etiology*,  physiopathology,  psychology
Treatment Outcome

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