Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a rare cause for ischaemic stroke. Little is known about acute and secondary prevention strategies in these subjects given the increased risk of gastrointestinal and urinary bleedings. Here we present the case of a 62 years old man affected by pseudoxanthoma elasticum who presented with acute ischaemic stroke and was successfully treated with intravenous thrombolysis. Neurological signs improved after intravenous thrombolysis without bleeding complication. To our knowledge, this is the first case of pseudoxanthoma elasticum—related stroke undergoing intravenous thrombolysis.
- Ischaemic stroke
- Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine