Introduction Pediatric stroke, while increasingly recognized among practitioners as a clinically significant, albeit infrequent entity, remains challenging from the viewpoint of clinicians and researchers. Discussion Advances in neuroimaging have revealed a higher prevalence of pediatric stroke while also provided a safer method for evaluating the child's nervous system and vasculature. An understanding of pathogenic mechanisms for pediatric stroke requires a division of ages (perinatal and childhood) and a separation of mechanism (ischemic and hemorrhagic). This article presents a review of the current literature with the recommended divisions of age and mechanism. Conclusion Guidelines for treatment, though limited, are also discussed.
Medical Subject Headings
Child's Nervous System
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Cardenas, Javier F.; Rho, Jong M.; and Kirton, Adam, "Pediatric Stroke" (2011). Neurology. 33.