Thrombolytic therapy in an adolescent ischemic stroke

E. A. Noser, R. A. Felberg, Andrei Alexandrov

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Abstract

We report the case of a 16-year-old Caucasian girl who developed acute onset of left hemiplegia, left hemisensory deficit, and dysarthria. After a negative computed tomographic scan of the brain, the patient was given intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator according to established adult guidelines. The patient experienced a marked improvement within 24 hours. Stroke etiology was determined to be a paradoxical embolus via a patent foramen ovale associated with pelvic vein thrombosis. This case illustrates the importance of early recognition of stroke and the utility of thrombolytics in treating ischemic infarcts in the adolescent population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Thrombolytic Therapy
Stroke
Patent Foramen Ovale
Dysarthria
Hemiplegia
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Embolism
Veins
Thrombosis
Guidelines
Brain
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Thrombolytic therapy in an adolescent ischemic stroke. / Noser, E. A.; Felberg, R. A.; Alexandrov, Andrei.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 16, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 286-288.

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Noser, E. A. ; Felberg, R. A. ; Alexandrov, Andrei. / Thrombolytic therapy in an adolescent ischemic stroke. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2001 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 286-288.
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