Juvenile ischemic stroke nay be related to atherothrombotic, cardioemmolic, mixed, undetermined, idiopathic and other causes (Caroiei et ai., 1993). We prospeetively studied 40 patients (20 M and 20 F) affected by TIA or ischémie stroke aged under 45 years (36,40+7, range 22-45), observed between January 1991 and December 1996. Cerebrovascular ischémie disease was diagnosed to be atherotrombotLc in 30%, cardioembolic in 17% of patients, mixed in 7,SK, indetermined in 15K and was attributed to ther caused in at least 30%. of cases. Among the latter patients, 4 were treated with oral contraceptives, 3 had migrainous ictus, 2 had anticardiolipine antibodies high levels, 2 were affected by idiopathic piastrinosis, I had protein C deficit and I showed Bechet syndrome. By our experience, since in many of young patients presenting with cerebral ischémie insults the so-called other causes of cerebrovascular disease were fcuid, in these patients these causes could be quite camcn.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology