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A stroke in the brain stem can cause the very rare condition of locked-in syndrome, where the person is conscious but unable to move apart from their eyes.
A guide for people who have had a stroke, produced by the Stroke Association. It's packed with information on the effects of stroke, stroke recovery and rehabilitation, and life after stroke.
This page is about stroke symptoms that are not caused by a stroke. Here we explain stroke mimic diagnosis, symptoms and treatments.
Stroke Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales (No 61274). Registered office: Stroke Association House, 240 City Road, London EC1V 2PR.
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