Anila Haroon, Shakeel Ahmed, Syed Rehan Ali.
Perinatal Arterial Ischaemic Stroke in Neonate.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;8(2):123-5.

Arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) is not uncommon in neonates, but in large part of developing world it has been missed and remains undiagnosed because of lack of resources and insufficient engagement by health care providers. the incidence of ischemic perinatal stroke ranges between 1 in 200 No, to 1 in 5000 births and is reported to be responsible for 30% to 50% of congenital hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) who were born at term or late preterm gestations. the true incidence of AIS from the developing world is not known as neuroimaging facilities are available in few centers; most of these cases remain undiagnosed. Over the past decades, ischemic perinatal stroke has emerged as an important cause of brain injury in the perinatal period and remains a leading cause of cerebral palsy. We are reporting a 3 days old male baby who presented with refractory seizures, subsequently diagnosed as arterial ischemic stroke. Key words: neonate, arterial ischemic stroke, neuroimaging

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