A 38-year-old Jamaican man with no medical history presented with worsening right-sided weakness. He developed an ascending hemiparesis that began in the right lower extremity 3 months ago and progressed to the right upper extremity this past month. Over the past 3 months, the patient has had unintentional weight loss and an ataxic gait, and for the past month he has had night sweats. He denied headache, vision changes, numbness, tingling, cough, or chest pain. Social history was significant for 20 smoking pack-years and daily use of marijuana.
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