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Even Minor Infections Associated with Risk of Pediatric Stroke

Ischemic strokes may be triggered in children with even minor infections, Medpage Today reports. The finding was based on a study presented at the International Stroke Conference that analyzed 310 stroke cases and 289 controls for their history of infection and vaccination history. Researchers showed “the percentage of pediatric patients who reported having an infection in the previous week was significantly higher among those who had experienced an ischemic stroke compared with those who were making a routine visit or an urgent visit for trauma.” Furthermore, having an incomplete history of vaccination was associated with an increased risk of stroke.

Read the article published by Medpage Today.