Arterial ischemic strokes in infants and children: an overview of current approaches.

  title={Arterial ischemic strokes in infants and children: an overview of current approaches.},
  author={G A DeVeber},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  volume={29 6},
  • G A DeVeber
  • Published 2003 in Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis
Stroke in children is increasingly recognized. The incidence exceeds 8 per 100,000 per year. Important differences in stroke in newborns and children compared with adults, as well as a paucity of clinical trials, create challenges in the diagnosis and management of pediatric arterial ischemic stroke (AIS). The neurological presentation of AIS can be subtle. Radiographic diagnosis of acute AIS is also challenging because CT scan may be normal early on. Risk factors include vascular… CONTINUE READING
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