Reduced severity of strokes in patients with silent brain infarctions.

  title={Reduced severity of strokes in patients with silent brain infarctions.},
  author={Young-hwan Kim and Soo-sung Park and Sang-Hwy Lee and B Yoon},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  volume={18 7},
BACKGROUND Silent brain infarctions (SBIs), leukoaraiosis (LA), and microbleeds (MBs) are ischaemic silent radiologic abnormalities that act as predictors of subsequent strokes. This study investigated the independent effect of silent radiologic abnormalities on initial stroke severity and short-term outcome. METHODS A consecutive series of patients who had their first ischaemic stroke within 72 h of symptom onset were included. Demographic and clinical characteristics were collected on… CONTINUE READING


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