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Postpartum stroke, a diagnostic challenge.
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PMID:  18774069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postpartum stroke is rare, and because complaints are similar to preeclampsia, diagnostic confusion may delay the diagnostic workup that should include prompt computerized tomography of the brain. We describe a patient with postpartum stroke who died because of extensive ischemic damage throughout the brain with 3 simultaneous arterial occlusions. We stress the importance of raising this diagnosis in your workup because adequate measurements like angiography and intra-arterial thrombolysis could significantly improve the patient's outcome.
Philip L J DeKoninck; Johanna M A Pijnenborg; Stefan W van Zutphen; Edo P J Arnoldus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1532-8171     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  843.e3-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TweeSteden Hospital, PO Box 90107, 5000 LA Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Angiography
Fatal Outcome
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis*,  therapy
Stroke / diagnosis*,  therapy

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