This report concerns seven children who had at least one episode of infarct, possibly during an attack of migraine. They fulfilled the following criteria: presence of acute neurological deficit associated with headache or other symptoms characteristic of migraine attacks; a history of migraine; evidence of infarct on CT scan; and no other evident cause of the stroke. CT showed that the area of infarction was in the distribution of the posterior cerebral artery in three cases. Four of the children have been followed for at least 23 months and none has severe residual deficit. An aetiological relationship between migraine and stroke could not be demonstrated. However, epidemiological data suggest that childhood migraine can be a contributory risk-factor for strokes.
Does migraine-related stroke occur in childhood? / L.N. Rossi, J.M. Penzien, T. Deonna, F. Goutières, F. Vassella. - In: DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY. - ISSN 0012-1622. - 32:11(1990 Nov), pp. 1016-1021.
|Titolo:||Does migraine-related stroke occur in childhood?|
ROSSI, LIVIA NICOLETTA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Aphasia; Cerebral Infarction ; Child ; Female ; Hemiplegia ; Humans ; Male ; Migraine Disorders ; Neurologic Examination ; Risk Factors|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/38 - Pediatria Generale e Specialistica|
Settore MED/39 - Neuropsichiatria Infantile
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-1990|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.1990.tb08126.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|