Ischemic stroke in children with critical illness: a poor prognostic sign.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17437907
Author: 
Johnston MV
Author List: 
Jordan LC
van Beek JG
Gottesman RF
Kossoff EH
Johnston MV
Journal: 
Pediatr Neurol
PubMed ID: 
17437907
Pagination: 
244-6
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
A consecutive case series of 55 children (0-17 years old) with arterial ischemic stroke is reported. Twenty of these children were critically ill at the time their stroke occurred. Mortality among these 20 children was 40%, compared with 3% in non-critically ill children with arterial ischemic stroke; overall mortality in this case series was 16%. Mortality resulted primarily from the underlying illness. Prognosis after stroke is markedly worsened in children with premorbid critical illness.
Published Date: 
April, 2007

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