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Cannabis Use, Ischemic Stroke, and Multifocal Intracranial Vasoconstriction: A Prospective Study in 48 Consecutive Young Patients.
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PMID:  21512186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our objective was to evaluate the relationship between cannabis use and ischemic stroke in a young adult population. METHODS: Forty-eight consecutive young patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke participated in the study. First-line screening was performed, including blood tests, cardiovascular investigations, and urine analysis for cannabinoids. If no etiology was found, 3D rotational angiography and cerebrospinal fluid analysis were performed. A control was planned through neurovascular imaging within 3 to 6 months. RESULTS: In this series, there was multifocal intracranial stenosis associated with cannabis use in 21% (n=10). CONCLUSIONS: Multifocal angiopathy associated with cannabis consumption could be an important cause of ischemic stroke in young people.
Valérie Wolff; Valérie Lauer; Olivier Rouyer; François Sellal; Nicolas Meyer; Jean Sébastien Raul; Cécile Sabourdy; Fazel Boujan; Christine Jahn; Rémy Beaujeux; Christian Marescaux
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1524-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Unité Neuro-Vasculaire, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France; HUS, France; EA 3072, Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg, France, HUS, France; Service de Neurologie, Hôpital de Colmar, Colmar, France; Département de Biostatistique et d'Informatique Médical, HUS, France; Laboratoire de Toxicologie, Institut de Médecine Légale, HUS, France; Service de Radiologie A, HUS, France.
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