Facing Neglect after Stroke: Clinical Challenges in Developing Countries

Muwafak H Al-Eithan

Not only stroke is very prevalent, also neglect is commonly seen in acute and post-acute stages of CVA. Neglect is not a single entity neither a homogenous clinical presentation. It may cover a wide range of sensory and motor impairments. Here we raise awareness to the fact that clinically this disorder is ‘neglected’ as a clinical presentation partly due to its complications. Neglect is the best single predictor of recovery, and hence, the importance of dealing with it soon. Rehabilitation approaches have shown some benefits. Rehab teams need to face it, measure it and deal with it applying treatment approaches.