Antiphospholipid antibodies in cerebrovascular ischemia and stroke in childhood.

  title={Antiphospholipid antibodies in cerebrovascular ischemia and stroke in childhood.},
  author={Martin Schoening and Roger J. Klein and Ingeborg Kr{\"a}geloh-Mann and Manfred Falck and Siegfried Bien and Peter Alfred Berg and Richard Michaelis},
  volume={25 1},
We report on eight children who suffered from cerebrovascular ischemia or stroke at the age of 2 or up to 11 years. Antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA) were detected in two cases during the ischemic event and in six cases during follow-up examinations (after six weeks or within a span of six years). In two patients multiple stenoses of basal cerebral arteries were found; one of them suffered from moyamoya syndrome. The acute hemiplegia in one patient was linked to an asymptomatic mycoplasmal… CONTINUE READING
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