Chapter 3. Epidemiology

  1. Dr Jong S. Kim MD, PhD3,
  2. Dr Louis R. Caplan MD4 and
  3. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD5
  1. Dr Philip Gorelick MD, MPH1,
  2. Dr Jinghao Han PhD5,
  3. Dr Yining Huang MD2 and
  4. Dr K. S. Lawrence Wong MD5

Published Online: 12 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch3

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

How to Cite

Gorelick, P., Han, J., Huang, Y. and Wong, K. S. L. (2008) Epidemiology, in Intracranial Atherosclerosis (eds J. S. Kim, L. R. Caplan and K. S. L. Wong), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300673.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Neurology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

  2. 4

    Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 5

    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China

  3. 5

    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178228

Online ISBN: 9781444300673

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Keywords:

  • Intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) – important cause of stroke worldwide;
  • prevalence of ICAS in Chinese population;
  • MR angiography and TCD studies;
  • symptomatic ICAS in stroke patients;
  • symptomatic ICAS in Europe;
  • sex differences in ICAS - autopsy study;
  • conventional cerebral angiography-based studies of racial differences in ICAS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian regions (Table 3.1)

  • Symptomatic ICAS in Europe

  • North America and related regions

  • Implication of racial distribution of cerebrovascular atherosclerosis

  • References