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- Cárdenas, J.F., Rho, J.M. & Kirton, A. Childs Nerv Syst (2011) 27: 1375. doi:10.1007/s00381-010-1366-9
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Pediatric stroke, while increasingly recognized among practitioners as a clinically significant, albeit infrequent entity, remains challenging from the viewpoint of clinicians and researchers.
Advances in neuroimaging have revealed a higher prevalence of pediatric stroke while also provided a safer method for evaluating the child’s nervous system and vasculature. An understanding of pathogenic mechanisms for pediatric stroke requires a division of ages (perinatal and childhood) and a separation of mechanism (ischemic and hemorrhagic). This article presents a review of the current literature with the recommended divisions of age and mechanism.
Guidelines for treatment, though limited, are also discussed.