When blood vessels in the brain break or become blocked, an individual may suffer a stroke. Strokes occurring in children and adolescents typically fall into one of three categories:
The exact causes of stroke in children and adolescents are not well-defined. However, certain conditions and diseases can bring on strokes including:
Symptoms of stroke in children and adolescents may occur suddenly and often will increase in severity over time. The most common symptoms include:
The physicians at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital can diagnose a pediatric/adolescent stroke using a variety of methods and tests, including:
Children and adolescents presenting with stroke require immediate medical attention. Treatments vary depending on the cause of the stroke but may include:
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