Inflammation and infections as risk factors for ischemic stroke.

  title={Inflammation and infections as risk factors for ischemic stroke.},
  author={Perttu J Lindsberg and Armin J{\"u}rgen Grau},
  volume={34 10},
BACKGROUND Inflammatory processes have fundamental roles in stroke in both the etiology of ischemic cerebrovascular disease and the pathophysiology of cerebral ischemia. We summarize clinical data on infection and inflammation as risk or trigger factors for human stroke and investigate current evidence for the hypothesis of a functional interrelation between traditional risk factors, genetic predisposition, and infection/inflammation in stroke pathogenesis. SUMMARY OF REVIEW Several… CONTINUE READING
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