Ischemic Stroke in Children with Critical Illness: A Poor Prognostic Sign

Lori C. Jordan, Jackelien G.M. van Beek, Rebecca F. Gottesman, Eric H. Kossoff, Michael V. Johnston

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A consecutive case series of 55 children (0-17 years old) with arterial ischemic stroke is reported. Twenty of these children were critically ill at the time their stroke occurred. Mortality among these 20 children was 40%, compared with 3% in non-critically ill children with arterial ischemic stroke; overall mortality in this case series was 16%. Mortality resulted primarily from the underlying illness. Prognosis after stroke is markedly worsened in children with premorbid critical illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-246
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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