Journal article

Focal cerebral arteriopathy and childhood stroke

Nicola D Fearn, Mark T Mackay

CURRENT OPINION IN NEUROLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Focal cerebral arteriopathy (FCA) is one of the most common causes of arterial ischaemic stroke in a previously healthy child. Distinguishing between different subtypes of arteriopathy is challenging and has significant management implications. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies have helped to define the subtypes of focal cerebral arteriopathies and improved understanding of their clinical and radiological features. In addition, they have reported new evidence for the association between viral infection and inflammation in the pathogenesis of FCA and proposed new radiological, serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers to guide diagnosis and management. There is limited evidenc..

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