Protocol and methodology of the Stroke in Young Fabry Patients (sifap1) study: a prospective multicenter European study of 5,024 young stroke patients aged 18-55 years.

@article{Rolfs2011ProtocolAM,
  title={Protocol and methodology of the Stroke in Young Fabry Patients (sifap1) study: a prospective multicenter European study of 5,024 young stroke patients aged 18-55 years.},
  author={Arndt Rolfs and Peter Martus and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann and Ulrike Grittner and Martin Holzhausen and Turgut Tatlisumak and Tobias Boettcher and Franz Fazekas and Christian Enzinger and Stefan Ropele and Reinhold Schmidt and Olaf Riess and Bo Norrving},
  journal={Cerebrovascular diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={253-62}
}
BACKGROUND Stroke in the young has not been thoroughly investigated with most previous studies based on a small number of patients from single centers. Furthermore, recent reports indicate that Fabry disease may be a significant cause for young stroke. The primary aim of our study was to determine the prevalence of Fabry disease in young stroke patients, while the secondary aim was to describe patterns of stroke in young patients. METHODS We initiated the Stroke in Young Fabry Patients… CONTINUE READING

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