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We report a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with asomatognosia, or loss of body part ownership, when he experienced difficulty acknowledging that his arm was his own. His symptoms might easily have been considered to be of psychiatric origin. Instead they turned out to be due to highly focal stroke secondary to carotid dissection, an important and often missed cause of stroke in younger patients. © Royal College of Physicians, 2010. All rights reserved.


Journal article


Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Publication Date





633 - 634