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Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec;49(4):875-84.

Thrombophilias, perinatal stroke, and cerebral palsy.

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-1447, USA.


Perinatal ischemic stroke has become recognized as a not-rare adverse outcome of pregnancy and a common cause of chronic neurologic disability in children. This review discusses the clinical entity, perinatal stroke, and its relationship to thrombophilias, inherited and acquired, and to maternal and pregnancy factors.

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