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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 19-27

Arterial ischemic stroke in childhood

Department of Neurology, Senior Lecturer in Pediatric Neurology, Institute of Child Health, University College, London, United Kingdom

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Vijeya Ganesan
Neurology Department, Level 3 Southwood Building, Great Ormond Street, Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH
United Kingdom
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Arterial ischemic stroke is one of several childhood stroke syndromes, which has distinctive features according to age of onset. This article discusses clinical presentation, risk factors and outcomes of arterial ischemic stroke in newborns and older children. The majority of affected children have adverse outcomes; although recent research has identified important risk factors, facilitating a targeted clinical approach and research on treatment is still lacking. This will require multi-center international collaboration.

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