Vesna Branković-Srećković

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The role of thrombophilia in the pathogenesis of stroke is still controversial, especially in the pediatric stroke. In order to examine the role of common thrombophilic mutations in children and adults with stroke, a case-control study was carried out in a group of 80 children and 73 younger adult patients. The control groups encompassed 100 healthy(More)
In order to investigate the influence of genetic factors in childhood stroke, we compared the distributions of mutations/ polymorphisms affecting hemostasis and/or endothelial function (factor V [FV] Leiden, factor II [FII] G20210A, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase [MTHFR] C677T, angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] insertion/deletion [ID], and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of recurrence of ischemic stroke in children and to evaluate the influence of etiological factors and underlying mechanisms on recurrence rate. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty-six children (21 boys and 15 girls) with clinically and radiographically proven ischemic cerebral infarction were prospectively followed up over a period(More)
Genetic and acquired disorders that foster a procoagulable state represent risk factors for stroke in childhood. Although an increased incidence of thromboembolic complications has been reported in patients with thalassemia, severe cerebral thromboembolism has rarely been observed in patients with beta-thalassemia minor. This article describes a case study(More)
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal dominant inheritable disease associated with an expansion of CTG repeats in the 3' UTR of the DMPK gene. The subject is an 11-year-old girl with atypical myopathy. Because the proband's family has a positive DM1 history, a molecular-genetic analysis for DM1 was performed. This study showed that proband had a(More)
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