Familial aggregation of ischemic stroke in young women: the Stroke Prevention in Young Women Study.

@article{Macclellan2006FamilialAO,
  title={Familial aggregation of ischemic stroke in young women: the Stroke Prevention in Young Women Study.},
  author={Leah R Macclellan and Braxton D. Mitchell and John W. Cole and Marcella A. Wozniak and Barney J. Stern and Wayne H. Giles and David W. Brown and Mary Sparks and S J Kittner},
  journal={Genetic epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={
          602-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Stroke occurs infrequently in young adults. While a familial basis for older onset stroke is well established, the extent of familial clustering in young-onset stroke is unknown. To address this issue, we compared the frequency of stroke in relatives of stroke cases to that in relatives of controls across different ages and by stroke subtype. METHODS Through a population-based case-control study of stroke, we identified 487 women aged 15-49 years with ischemic stroke… CONTINUE READING
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