Infection and Infant or Childhood Stroke

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Infection leads to a hypercoagulable state and has been found to be a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease.  CNS infection and systemic infection are perinatal risk factors.

Meningitis and encephalitis were among the most common risk factors in children hospitalized with stroke in California between 1991 and 2000.

Brain abscess, sepsis, HIV, infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and parvovirus B19 infections have been associated with stroke in children.

The Meningitis Foundation of America

nfluenza A-associated stroke in a 4-year-old male.  July 2004. Minnesota.

Is Chlamydia pneumoniae infection associated with stroke in children with sickle cell disease? April 2004. New York.

Case of stroke in a 7-year-old male after parvovirus B19 infection. Jan. 2003. Italy.

Ischaemic stroke in two children with HIV-1. Dec. 2003. Brasil.

Stroke and Pediatric HIV Infection Sept. 2002

Stroke and Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. case report and review of the literature, Sept. 2002, Atlanta, GA

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


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