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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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GRAZIANO, Ana P et al. Cerebrovascular disease in childhood: Case series. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.114, n.1, pp.e5-e8. ISSN 0325-0075.

Stroke in childhood is considered rare. It may be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Its presentation is often acute and it is a leading cause of mortality in pediatrics. The aim of our work is to present the general features of stroke of 18 patients under 15 years of age admitted to the Hospital El Cruce, between July 2009 and June 2014, and their clinical outcome a year later. We observed a predominance of male patients and the median age of 5 years. The main clinical features were hemiparesis, seizures, headache and vomiting and sensory impairment. The most frequent type was ischemic and the middle cerebral artery territory was the most commonly involved. Twelve patients had no sequelae. The signs and symptoms were guiding stroke, neuroimaging studies were essential for diagnosis and patients evolved favorably with low number of recurrence and death.

Keywords : Stroke; Children; Hemiparesis; Seizures.

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