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J Pak Med Assoc. 2008 Jul;58(7):384-90.

Ischaemic stroke in children--overview including an Asian perspective.

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Section of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba, Canada.


Stroke is an important cause of death and disability in children. Although uncommon in children compared to adults, childhood stroke is less rare than previously thought. Improved understanding and advances in neuroimaging techniques have resulted in improved recognition and diagnosis of this disorder. Multiple causes and risk factors contribute to the etiology of stroke in children. The current review will provide an overview of recent advances in our understanding of childhood stroke and its implications during this period of life. In particular, this article will review the available data from Asian countries.

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