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Multiple stroke (pseudobulbar state)

A multiple stroke means several small (lacunar) strokes happen in a short time on both sides of your brain.

You may feel weakness or loss of feeling on either side of your body.

In addition to changes that occur in left and right sides, you may also have confusion, dementia or both.


Source: Allina Patient Education, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, fourth edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4

First published: 02/01/2006
Last updated: 12/09/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts