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High point-like signal in the hippocampus
  1. Kotaro Kunitomo1,
  2. Taro Shimizu2,
  3. Takahiro Tsuji1
  1. 1 General Medicine, National Hospital Organisation Kumamoto Medical Center, Kumamoto, Japan
  2. 2 Diagnostic and Generalist Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University Hospital, Tochigi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kotaro Kunitomo, National Hospital Organisation Kumamoto Medical Center, Kumamoto 860-0008, Japan; m05035kk{at}

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Clinical Introduction

A 66-year-old woman without medical history was rushed to the hospital because she was repeatedly asking the same questions. She had a temperature of 37.5°C, blood pressure of 160/71 mm Hg and a pulse of 66/min. Her Glasgow Coma Scale score was E4V4M6. There was anterograde amnesia and the patient repeatedly asked questions about dates and the environment and could not make new memories. However, cognitive functions other than memory and other neurological findings were normal. The patient was admitted for follow-up. On admission, she had …

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  • Contributors KK and TT assessed significance. KK and TS wrote the manuscript. TT revised the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.