Article Abstract

Pediatric stroke: current diagnostic and management challenges

Authors: Nikil K. Rajani, Kirsten Pearce, Tom Campion, Vincenzo Salpietro, Mariana Planells, Winston Chong, Tufail Patankar, Kshitij Mankad

Abstract

Stroke is not a diagnosis which springs to mind within the pediatric age group. Nonetheless, the combined incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke is estimated at 1.3 to 13.0 children per 100,000 (1) and the overall incidence is increasing (2) due to a combination of improved survival of those with risk factors and increased recognition.