Oder causes of ischemic stkke in the young

R. Musolino, P. La Spiona, F. Ti-ipodi, R. Grugno, G. Gallitto, N. Leggiadro, R. Di Terri

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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