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Title: Epidemiology and etiology of young stroke
Authors: Sturm, Jonathan
Griffiths, D.
Keywords: Neurology;Stroke
Year: 2011
Abstract: Introduction. Stroke in people under 45 years of age is less frequent than in older populations but has a major impact on the individual and society. In this article we provide an overview of the epidemiology and etiology of young stroke. Methods. This paper is based on a review of population-based studies on stroke incidence that have included subgroup analyses for patients under 45 years of age, as well as smaller community-based studies and case-series specifically examining the incidence of stroke in the young. Trends are discussed along with the relative frequencies of various etiologies. Discussion. Stroke in the young requires a different approach to investigation and management than stroke in the elderly given differences in the relative frequencies of possible underlying causes. It remains the case, however, that atherosclerosis contributes to a large proportion of stroke in young patients, thus, conventional risk factors must be targeted aggressively.
URI: http://elibrary.cclhd.health.nsw.gov.au/centralcoastjspui/handle/1/1301
DOI: 10.4061/2011/209370
Journal Title: Stroke Research and Treatment
Appears in Collections:Neurology

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