Strokes ( also called cerebro-vascular accidents or CVA ) can occur in babies and children of all ages, including unborn babies. The causes and symptoms are usually different from those in adults.
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Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association
A non-profit organisation offering support for affected children and their families. Explains the different types of stroke and the disabilities that may result, as well as research news and current treatment options.
Kids Have Strokes
Information on in utero, infant, and childhood stroke. Causes, diagnosis, support, current research studies seeking participants and Childhood Stroke Awareness campaign information.
Pediatric Stroke Network
Information and support for families dealing with this disease in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. Includes fact sheets, directories of related news reports, and research articles, as well as mailing lists for families and teenaged survivors.
Recognition and Treatment of Stroke in Children
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (USA) presents a review of current knowledge, and makes suggestions for further research. Includes a table listing presumed risk factors.
Stroke in Childhood
Peer-reviewed article from the Archives of Disease in Childhood proposes essential investigations and management of this condition, with a description of the symptoms and possible causes.
Medbroadcast Health News
Article discusses research findings that strokes in Canadian children are more common than previously thought. (June 23, 2004)
Cerebral Sinovenous Thrombosis in Children
Original article from The New England Journal of Medicine presents a study into the causes and effects of blood clots in the neonatal brain. [Free registration required for full text.] (August 09, 2001)
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