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Ischemic stroke in young adults of South Asia.
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PMID:  12532578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To study the risk factors, etiology and management of ischemic stroke in young adults in a South Asian population. METHODS: Retrospective study conducted at a large tertiary hospital in Karachi. One hundred and eighteen patients between fifteen and forty-five years admitted over a five year period with a diagnosis of ischemic infarct constituted the study population. The study variables included the full clinical spectrum, spanning historical, laboratory, radiological and outcome parameters. RESULTS: Forty-three percent of patients were hypertensive and 30% were diabetic. The combination of diabetes and hypertension was found in 19.5% of patients, intra-cranial and carotid artherosclerosis in 22% and embolism in 11% of the cases. The in-hospital mortality was 11%. The outcome was excellent in 27%, good in 50% and poor in 23% of patients. CONCLUSION: The risk factors for artherosclerosis and the contribution of intra and extra-cranial artherosclerosis were found to be much higher than those from the Western Hemisphere.
A A Razzaq; B A Khan; S M Baig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-20     Completed Date:  2003-04-08     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriosclerosis / complications
Brain Ischemia / epidemiology,  etiology
Carotid Stenosis / complications*,  ultrasonography
Hospital Mortality
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Pakistan / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Stroke* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy

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