Objective: Thalidomide is associated with birth defects that resulted in missing or abnormal limbs, feet or hands, heart and kidney problems, spinal cord defects, and other disorders. As these individuals age they may present with complicating issues such as cerebral vascular accidents and life factors which can exacerbate existing difficulties as well as cognitive issues. This case study examines the potential influence of thalidomide defects exacerbated by acute infarction and lifestyle factors. Method: This current research involved a fifty-nine-year-old male with a history of in vitro exposure to thalidomide resulting in agenesis of the left hand and the posterior aspect of the corpus collosum. Based on computerized tomography image, the individual experienced an acute infarction of the left cerebellum. As an inpatient rehabilitation program, he participated in a neuropsychological assessment which included: Neuropsychological Assessment Battery-Memory Module (NAB), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV), and the Trails B. Results: Memory impairment...

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