Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Stroke: Diagnosis and Management in the ED
November 21, 2019


Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Brain Tease , trackback

Stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children. The etiologies, risk factors, and presentation of stroke differ from those of adults, and the diagnosis of stroke is often delayed in children. The management of pediatric stroke can be challenging because there are few data to support the efficacy of interventions.

Test your knowledge and see if you’d spot stroke in a pediatric patient!


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Review this Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice issue to get up-to-date on the most common causes of pediatric stroke, provides guidance for distinguishing stroke from stroke mimics, discusses the indications for diagnostic studies, and offers evidence-based recommendations for treatment in the emergency department.

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