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What is Transient global amnesia?

What is Transient global amnesia?

  • Transient global amnesia: Sudden, short-term memory loss.
  • Transient global amnesia: A syndrome characterized by a transient loss of the ability to form new memories. It primarily occurs in middle aged or elderly individuals, and episodes may last from minutes to hours. During the period of amnesia, immediate and recent memory abilities are impaired, but the level of consciousness and ability to perform other intellectual tasks are preserved. The condition is related to bilateral dysfunction of the medial portions of each TEMPORAL LOBE. Complete recovery normally occurs, and recurrences are unusual. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp429-30)
    Source - Diseases Database

Transient global amnesia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Transient global amnesia, or a subtype of Transient global amnesia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transient global amnesia: Introduction

Types of Transient global amnesia:

Broader types of Transient global amnesia:

How serious is Transient global amnesia?

Complications of Transient global amnesia: see complications of Transient global amnesia

What causes Transient global amnesia?

Causes of Transient global amnesia: see causes of Transient global amnesia

What are the symptoms of Transient global amnesia?

Symptoms of Transient global amnesia: see symptoms of Transient global amnesia

Complications of Transient global amnesia: see complications of Transient global amnesia

Can anyone else get Transient global amnesia?

More information: see contagiousness of Transient global amnesia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Transient global amnesia

Transient global amnesia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Transient global amnesia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Transient global amnesia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Transient global amnesia: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Transient global amnesia.
Treatments for Transient global amnesia: see treatments for Transient global amnesia
Research for Transient global amnesia: see research for Transient global amnesia

Name and Aliases of Transient global amnesia

Main name of condition: Transient global amnesia

Other names or spellings for Transient global amnesia:

Fisher-Adams syndrome, amnesia, global transient, TGA

TGA
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transient global amnesia: Related Conditions

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