Stroke in children and young adults.

Abstract

This selective review of stroke in children and young adults addresses: (1) stroke in sickle cell disease, particularly the prognostic use of transcranial Doppler, (2) oral contraceptives as a stroke risk factor, (3) stroke in pregnancy, and (4) the prognosis of ischemic stroke in young adults. Factors relevant to the primary prevention and outcome of stroke are emphasized.

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