Clues to Occult Cancer in Patients with Ischemic Stroke

  title={Clues to Occult Cancer in Patients with Ischemic Stroke},
  author={Suk Jae Kim and Jae Hyun Park and Mi-ji Lee and Yun Gyoung Park and Myung-ju Ahn and Oh Young Bang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND We hypothesized that hidden malignancy could be detected in patients with cryptogenic stroke without active cancer when they showed the distinctive characteristics of cancer-related stroke. METHODS AND FINDINGS Among 2,562 consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke, patients with cryptogenic stroke were analyzed and categorized into two groups according to the presence of active cancer: cryptogenic stroke with active cancer (cancer-related stroke, CA-stroke) group and without… CONTINUE READING
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