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Childhood and teenage stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19723445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this manuscript is to review the various etiologies and to discuss the therapeutic issues in childhood stroke. METHODS: A PubMed search of literature pertaining to childhood stroke was conducted from 1983 to 2008 using specific key search words pertinent to cerebrovascular disorders in childhood. RESULTS: The analysis of the multiple causes of childhood stroke including arterial ischemic strokes and cerebral venous thrombosis was presented. Current therapy and outcome data in childhood stroke are also discussed throughout the length of the article. CONCLUSIONS: With increasing vigilance among physicians and improved neuroimaging modalities, the diagnosis of childhood stroke is now made earlier, with increasing frequency and greater accuracy. However, larger and well-controlled studies regarding the optimal management of childhood stroke in terms of the use of both antithrombotic drugs and anticoagulation are still needed in addition to longitudinal follow-up studies of children with stroke.
Authors:
Rosario Maria S Riel-Romero; Arun A Kalra; Eduardo Gonzalez-Toledo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological research     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0161-6412     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Res.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-02     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905298     Medline TA:  Neurol Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA. rrielr@lsuhsc.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications
Brain Ischemia / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Cerebral Arterial Diseases / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Cerebrovascular Disorders / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Child
Diabetes Complications
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Heart Diseases / complications
Humans
Prothrombin / genetics
Risk Factors
Stroke / epidemiology,  etiology*,  therapy*
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / complications
Venous Thrombosis / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
9001-26-7/Prothrombin

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