Risk factors and treatment outcomes of childhood stroke.

  title={Risk factors and treatment outcomes of childhood stroke.},
  author={Andrew A Mallick and Finbar J O'callaghan},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  volume={10 8},
Stroke is an important cause of childhood mortality and morbidity. The risk factors and pathophysiological processes of stroke in children are very different than those in adults. The range of risk factors is very wide, with over 100 presumptive risk factors described. There are a number of clinical guidelines, but despite recent increases in research, the evidence base underpinning these guidelines is sparse. Therefore, treatment is largely based upon expert consensus and extrapolation from… CONTINUE READING

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