Hemorrhagic stroke in children.

Jordan LC, Hillis AE
Pediatr Neurol. 2007 36 (2): 73-80

PMID: 17275656 · PMCID: PMC1847395 · DOI:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2006.09.017

Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for approximately half of stroke in childhood. Unlike arterial ischemic stroke, there are no consensus guidelines to assist in the evaluation and treatment of these children. This article reviews the literature on the evaluation, treatment, etiology, and neurologic outcome of hemorrhagic stroke in children. Important differences between pediatric and adult hemorrhage are highlighted, as treatment guidelines for adults may not be applicable in all cases. Required future research and potential therapies are also discussed.

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Cerebral Hemorrhage Child Humans Incidence Risk Factors Stroke

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