Inherited and acquired risk factors and their combined effects in pediatric stroke.

  title={Inherited and acquired risk factors and their combined effects in pediatric stroke.},
  author={Sameiro Barreirinho and Anabela Ferro and Manuela A Santos and Enilson J. L. Costa and Jorge Pinto-Basto and Alda Sousa and J Sequeiros and Patr{\'i}cia Maciel and Clara Barbot and Jos{\'e} Barbot},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={28 2},
The aim of this study was to identify hereditary and acquired risk-factors as they are related to the occurrence of stroke in children. We identified 21 children with stroke. A search of the Factor V Leiden mutation, the Factor II G20210A variant, and the thermolabile variant of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase was performed in patients and in a control group (n = 115). We identified risk factors of acquired and/or hereditary nature for stroke in 19 of 21 children. Eleven children had three… CONTINUE READING
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