Ischaemic stroke in children secondary to post varicella angiopathy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128340
Title:
Ischaemic stroke in children secondary to post varicella angiopathy.
Authors:
Hayes, B; Baker, L; Alhajeri, A; Ryan, S; Lynch, B
Affiliation:
The Childrens University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.
Citation:
Ischaemic stroke in children secondary to post varicella angiopathy. 2007, 100 (1):332-3 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Jan-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/128340
PubMed ID:
17380923
Abstract:
Varicella in childhood is a self-limiting disease, which usually follows a benign course. However, complications, although rare, may have serious consequences. Ischaemic stroke secondary to post varicella angiopathy is a well-described complication and is estimated to account for up to a third of all strokes in infants. We present three previously healthy children who presented to our centre with ischaemic cerebrovascular infarction due to varicella angiopathy. All three children first presented within six weeks after onset of varicella infection and had MRI changes characteristic of ischaemic stroke secondary to post varicella angiopathy. While one child made an excellent recovery being left with only a minor deficit, the remaining two children were left with considerable morbidity severely affecting quality of life. The varicella vaccine has been proven to be well tolerated, safe and effective. We conclude that varicella vaccination should be considered for inclusion in the vaccination schedule to prevent serious complications which while rare may have devastating consequences.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Brain Ischemia; Chickenpox; Chickenpox Vaccine; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Humans; Immunization Schedule; Male; Quality of Life; Risk Factors; Stroke; Time Factors; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
0332-3102
Sponsors:
Reproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journal

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Len
dc.contributor.authorAlhajeri, Aen
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sen
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-19T11:17:56Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-19T11:17:56Z-
dc.date.issued2007-01-
dc.identifier.citationIschaemic stroke in children secondary to post varicella angiopathy. 2007, 100 (1):332-3 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid17380923-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/128340-
dc.description.abstractVaricella in childhood is a self-limiting disease, which usually follows a benign course. However, complications, although rare, may have serious consequences. Ischaemic stroke secondary to post varicella angiopathy is a well-described complication and is estimated to account for up to a third of all strokes in infants. We present three previously healthy children who presented to our centre with ischaemic cerebrovascular infarction due to varicella angiopathy. All three children first presented within six weeks after onset of varicella infection and had MRI changes characteristic of ischaemic stroke secondary to post varicella angiopathy. While one child made an excellent recovery being left with only a minor deficit, the remaining two children were left with considerable morbidity severely affecting quality of life. The varicella vaccine has been proven to be well tolerated, safe and effective. We conclude that varicella vaccination should be considered for inclusion in the vaccination schedule to prevent serious complications which while rare may have devastating consequences.-
dc.description.sponsorshipReproduced with permission from the Irish Medical Journalen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBrain Ischemia-
dc.subject.meshChickenpox-
dc.subject.meshChickenpox Vaccine-
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschool-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmunization Schedule-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshStroke-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleIschaemic stroke in children secondary to post varicella angiopathy.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Childrens University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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