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The causes of ischemic stroke in patients under 45 years of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8299027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From November 1982 to June 1991, a total of 81 cases of ischemic stroke in persons under 45 years of age were analyzed retrospectively. There were 44 males and 37 females, aged from 2 to 45 years (average 34.6 years). The modes of onset were immediately completed in 55 cases, progressed over a period of 1 hour to 5 days in 23 cases, and fluctuated over a period of 1 to 2 days in 3 cases. Fifty-six cases had one stroke episode; the others had transient ischemic attack or/and several episodes of cerebral infarction. Sixty-five cases had symptoms arising from the region of the carotid artery, more than 3.4 times those arising from the basilar artery territory. Probable causes of stroke were atherosclerosis (54.3%), embolism (28.5%), arteropathy (8.6%), hematological disease and coagulopathy (3.7%) and undetermined (4.9%).
L H Liu; L G Chia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1993 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-07     Completed Date:  1994-03-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arteriosclerosis / complications
Brain Ischemia / etiology*
Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
Child, Preschool
Embolism / complications
Middle Aged

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