Dement Neurocogn Disord.  2014 Dec;13(4):153-156. 10.12779/dnd.2014.13.4.153.

Transient Global Amnesia Developed in a 14-Year Old Girl during Cellular Phone Texting

  • 1Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.


A 14-year-old-girl developed sudden amnesia upon study for semester examination. She was using cellular phone texting when he realized amnesia and texted to her friend about the amnesia. On the captured texting messages, she showed grammatical errors and spelling errors. Diffusion-weighted brain MRI showed tiny lesions in left hippocampus consistent with transient global amnesia. EEG and other laboratory tests were normal. The amnesia recovered within 24 hours and did not recur during one and half year of follow up period.


Transient global amnesia; Texting; Child

MeSH Terms

Amnesia, Transient Global*
Cellular Phone*
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Text Messaging*


  • Fig. 1 Capture images of cellular phone texting conversation shows sudden complaint of amnesia (box in left figure) and grammatical errors and spelling errors (box in right figure).

  • Fig. 2 Diffusion-weighted MRI shows hyperintensity of left anterior hippocampus (arrows) in axial and oblique coronal views.

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