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Perinatal arterial stroke in the preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18929157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In term infants there has been an increasing awareness of stroke as part of the differential diagnosis of neonatal seizures and other neurological symptoms. The etiological factors responsible for perinatal cerebral infarction, the clinical presentation, and long-term consequences are diverse. Most perinatal arterial ischemic stroke studies looking at maternal, perinatal, and infant characteristics exclude preterm infants from the population studied. More than 10 years ago, it had already been described that perinatal stroke is not only a disorder of term or near-term infants, however, data about preterm infants suffering from stroke are scarce. It is not clear whether this is due to a lower incidence, a lack of awareness, or a different (sub)clinical presentation. In this review the differences between preterm and full-term infants in incidence, clinical presentation, neuro-imaging findings, vascular distribution, and risk factors are described.
Authors:
Manon J N L Benders; Floris Groenendaal; Cuno S P M Uiterwaal; Linda S de Vries
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1558-075X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-01-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain / blood supply
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases*
Prognosis
Risk Factors
Seizures*
Stroke / diagnosis*,  epidemiology

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