Chapter 11. Strokes in Children and Young Adults

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Alfred Lindner MD Professor of Neurology and Head

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch11

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Lindner, A. (2009) Strokes in Children and Young Adults, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Marienhospital, Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • strokes in children and young adults;
  • epidemiology - cerebrovascular diseases in children - top ten death causes;
  • aterial ischemic stroke incidence in children;
  • pathophysiology - stroke causes - sickle cell diseases (SCD);
  • clinical features - visual field defects and altered consciousness;
  • post-ictal hemiparesis - Todd's paresis;
  • post-ictal hemiparesis - urgent electroencephalography (EEG) peformance;
  • transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) - valve vegetation detection in endocarditis;
  • anticoagulation use in children with cardiac embolism;
  • secondary stroke prevention in children - aspirin


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical features

  • Investigations

  • Treatment/management

  • Further reading