Temporal trends in the incidence and case fatality of stroke in children and adolescents.

@article{Kleindorfer2006TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal trends in the incidence and case fatality of stroke in children and adolescents.},
  author={Dawn Kleindorfer and Jane C Khoury and Brett M Kissela and Kathy Alwell and Daniel Woo and Rosemary Miller and Alexander T Schneider and Charles Moomaw and J P Broderick},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={
          415-8
        }
}
A recent study reported that mortality from stroke in children and adolescents decreased by 58% from 1979 to 1998, although it wasn't clear if the case fatality or the incidence of stroke in this age group is decreasing. We report trends of stroke incidence and case fatality in children and adolescents within a large biracial population. The study involved collection of all strokes in the study population between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1989, July 1, 1993 and June 30, 1994, and January… CONTINUE READING

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