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Delayed diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke in children - a registry-based study in Switzerland

ContributorsMartin, Charlotte; von Elm, Erik; El-Koussy, Marwan; Boltshauser, Eugen; Steinlin, Maja; Swiss neuropediatric stroke registry study group
CollaboratorsFluss, Joel Victor
Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 141, w13281
Publication date2011
Abstract

After arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) an early diagnosis helps preserve treatment options that are no longer available later. Paediatric AIS is difficult to diagnose and often the time to diagnosis exceeds the time window of 6 hours defined for thrombolysis in adults. We investigated the delay from the onset of symptoms to AIS diagnosis in children and potential contributing factors.

Keywords
  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Brain Ischemia/diagnosis
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stroke/diagnosis/physiopathology
  • Switzerland
Citation (ISO format)
MARTIN, Charlotte et al. Delayed diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke in children - a registry-based study in Switzerland. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2011, vol. 141, p. w13281. doi: 10.4414/smw.2011.13281
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