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Stroke in children: need for increased awareness.
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PMID:  23472536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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An 11-year old pediatric patient, who suffered a stroke is presented. She experienced a new-onset, severe, and persistent headache. Despite identification of a subacute ischemic lesion on CT scan, a delay in transfer to specialized care occurred. Laboratory investigations revealed hypercoagulability, which prompted treatment initiation. Stroke in children is a rare but significant cause of death and long-term disability. With increased understanding, improved guidelines, and emerging treatment options for children's stroke, increased awareness about this disease is necessary for prompt identification and treatment in this population.
Authors:
P Pergami; N Seemaladinne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Virginia medical journal     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0043-3284     ISO Abbreviation:  W V Med J     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413777     Medline TA:  W V Med J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Child Neurology West Virginia University Morgantown, WV, USA.
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