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Neurological Sciences

, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 1521–1522 | Cite as

Has the diagnosis of a stroke been overlooked in the symptoms of Julius Caesar?

  • Francesco M. Galassi
  • Hutan Ashrafian
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Malaria Syphilis Mediterranean Diet Sudden Unexpected Death Syncopic Episode 
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Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery and CancerImperial College LondonLondonUK

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