Stroke in children and young adults

Last revised by Dr Rohit Sharma on 24 Jul 2022

Stroke in children and young adults can result from several causes, which are distinct from the most common causes in adults.

Pathology

Etiology
Arterial ischemic stroke
Hemorrhagic stroke
Venous thrombosis

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: sickle cell disease
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  • Case 2: ACTA2 cerebral arteriopathy
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  • Case 3: MELAS
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  • Case 4: cyanotic heart disease
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  • Case 5: ICH in setting of suspected coagulopathy
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