Dystextia: Garbled phone text may be sign of a stroke

December 17, 2014 4:03 PM

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Dystextia: Garbled phone text may be sign of a stroke

A woman's garbled text message to her son had an underlying message: She was having a stroke.

Her case, published last month in the journal BMJ Case Reports, is now the fourth reported incident in which garbled texting, similar to slurred speech, was a symptom of a stroke. Doctors are calling this a new phenomenon.

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