An early and sustained peripheral inflammatory response in acute ischaemic stroke: relationships with infection and atherosclerosis.

@article{Emsley2003AnEA,
  title={An early and sustained peripheral inflammatory response in acute ischaemic stroke: relationships with infection and atherosclerosis.},
  author={Hedley C A Emsley and Craig J Smith and Carole M Gavin and Rachel F. Georgiou and Andy Vail and Elisa M Barberan and John M. Hallenbeck and Gregory John del Zoppo and Nancy J. Rothwell and Pippa Tyrrell and Stephen John Hopkins},
  journal={Journal of neuroimmunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={139 1-2},
  pages={93-101}
}
Central nervous system and peripheral inflammation is important in the responses to ischaemic stroke, and may also predispose to its development. We aimed to identify (1) the extent to which a peripheral inflammatory response is activated in patients following acute stroke, and (2) whether there was evidence for preexisting peripheral inflammation. Thirty-six patients with ischaemic stroke within 12 h of onset of symptoms had serial blood samples taken up to 12 months for analysis of markers of… CONTINUE READING