Childhood stroke

Specialty of Neuroradiology

Childhood stroke refers to the interruption of blood supply to part of the brain in children under 15 years. 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 the lifting arm raises only one of them
  • if you have trouble repeating a phrase and drag words.
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