Newborn Stroke in Congo: First Case Report


Neonatal strokes are defined by the occurrence of any cerebrovascular event between the 20th week of gestation and 28th day after birth. It is an uncommon disease whose incidence varies according to the authors. The localized seizures are the main symptoms. But nonspecific symptoms like bradycardia, bradypnea and poor feeding may reveal the pathology. The diagnosis has been facilitated by the development of brain imaging techniques. It can be done during the acute phase or retrospectively by viewing sequelae’s images. They are characterized by their etiology and therapeutic management that differ from those found in young adults. The prognosis is dominated by the occurrence of neurological sequelae such as epilepsy or motor deficits. We report a case of stroke in the neonatal period, observed on the sixteenth day of life.

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@inproceedings{Bowassa2015NewbornSI, title={Newborn Stroke in Congo: First Case Report}, author={Gaston Ekouya Bowassa and Pierre Gildas Oko and Annie Rachel Okoko and Nelly Yvette Ngakegni and Georges Marius Moyen}, year={2015} }