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Childhood infections and trauma as risk factors for stroke

Moraitis, E; Ganesan, V; (2014) Childhood infections and trauma as risk factors for stroke. Current Cardiology Reports , 16 (9) , Article 527. 10.1007/s11886-014-0527-y. Green open access

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Abstract

Stroke is as common as brain tumor in children. The etiology of childhood arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) appears to be multifactorial, resulting from the interaction between genetic predisposition and environmental triggers. The risk factors for AIS in children are markedly different from the atherosclerotic risk factors in adults. Trauma and infections have been identified as associations in previous studies and are exposures of particular interest because of their increased prevalence in the children. The aim of this review article is to provide an overview of the research studies that have addressed the role of infections and trauma in pediatric AIS.

Type: Article
Title: Childhood infections and trauma as risk factors for stroke
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11886-014-0527-y
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-014-0527-y
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
Keywords: Brain Injuries, Brain Ischemia, Child, Communicable Diseases, Craniocerebral Trauma, Humans, Neck Injuries, Risk Factors, Stroke
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Developmental Neurosciences Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1459882
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