Pediatric Stroke and Chicken Pox (Varicella Virus) 

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Varicella infection, also known as chicken pox, has been associated with stroke in children. The prevalence of stroke among children who have chicken pox is estimated to be between one in 6,500-15,000 children.

Cerebrovascular disease and varicella in children. July 2006. Italy

Chickenpox and Stroke in Childhood, United Cerebral Palsy article, July 2001

Focal cerebral vasculitis and stroke after chickenpox. Turkey. 2002.

Infectious and inflammatory disorders of the circulatory system and stroke in childhood. Japan. April, 2002

Unilateral occlusion of the middle cerebral artery after varicella-zoster virus infection. Japan., March, 2002

Chickenpox and stroke in childhood: a study of frequency and causation. Canada. deVeber. June 2001

Central Nervous System and Renal Vasculitis Associated With Primary Varicella Infection in a child. USA. Jan. 2001

Stroke in children: recognition, treatment, and future directions. de Veber, Roach, Riela, Wiznitzer. Canada. Dec. 2001

Serial MR angiography and contrast-enhanced MRI in chickenpox-associated stroke. Nov. 2001. Boston.

Varicella as a risk factor for cerebral infarction in childhood: a case-control study. Belgium. May 1999

Middle cerebral artery vasculitis and stroke after varicella in a young adult. Houston, TX, Nov. 1998

Early and late onset manifestations of cerebral vasculitis related to varicella zoster. Germany. Aug. 1988.

Mechanisms of ischaemic stroke after chickenpox. Ganesan, Kirklam. London. June 1977.

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