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J Postgrad Med. 2019 Apr-Jun;65(2):116-118. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_474_18.

Mineralizing angiopathy presenting with recurrence of basal ganglia stroke following minor head trauma.

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Department of Paediatrics, Pt B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.


Basal ganglia stroke secondary to mineralizing angiopathy of lenticulostriate arteries is a well-recognized clinical entity following minor head trauma in children. Recurrences are uncommon, and the majority of these recurrences occur within a few months of initial insult. We report a 2-year-old boy who developed recurrence of basal ganglia stroke after a latency of 18 months from the time of first unrecognized insult at 6 months of age. The case brings forth the need to recognize the condition of basal ganglia stroke secondary to mineralizing angiopathy considering the risk of recurrence to occur as far as 18 months after the first stroke.


Basal ganglia disease; childhood onset; closed head trauma; idiopathic basal ganglia calcification; minor head injury

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