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Lacunar stroke and masked hypertension in an adolescent male.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17275667     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hypertension has not been strongly identified as a risk factor in childhood stroke. This report describes a case of a teenager with a lacunar stroke, the type often observed in adults with hypertensive-associated infarction, and masked hypertension. The patient had normal blood pressure on initial presentation, but on further investigation demonstrated ambulatory hypertension with evidence of hypertensive end-organ damage. This case suggests that hypertension may be a risk factor in children with stroke, especially in cases of lacunar infarct. Evaluation for possible hypertension should be undertaken thoroughly to identify children who may benefit from antihypertensive therapy and therefore, prevent recurrences.
Authors:
Juan C Kupferman; Anoop Singh; Steven G Pavlakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-05     Completed Date:  2007-04-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital, Brooklyn, New York 11219, and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA. Jkupferman@maimonidesmed.org
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Brain Infarction / epidemiology,  etiology*,  pathology
Humans
Hypertension / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Risk Factors
Stroke / epidemiology,  etiology*,  pathology

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