Stroke in children

Specialty of Paediatric neurology

Childhood stroke refers to the interruption of blood supply to part of the brain in children under the age of 15. The incidence is 6 cases per 100,000 children per year. In these age groups the prognosis is better, because children have a greater capacity for healing.

Causes of childhood stroke:

  • Birth Defects
  • Heart diseases
  • Infections such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • Traumas and operations
  • Blood disorders

Symptoms of juvenile stroke:

  • If the smile, the child makes a crooked grin
  • If lifting arm raises only one of them
  • if you have trouble repeating a phrase and drag words.
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