Author Affiliations: Division of Child Neurology, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke are relatively rare events in children. This low stroke incidence among children is one reason that pediatric stroke research has lagged behind clinical research in adult stroke. Risk factors and clinical outcomes following stroke in children remain poorly understood. Consequently, guidelines governing the diagnosis and treatment of stroke in children have relied heavily on expert opinion and extrapolation from adult studies.1
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