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Pediatric Acute Ischemic Cerebral Vascular Accidents: A Case Report.

  • Author(s): Lahham, Shadi
  • Nelson, David
  • et al.

An 8-year-old girl presented to the pediatric emergency department (ED) with left-sided weakness. Workup consisted of labs and imaging including magnetic resonance imaging showing an acute ischemic stroke. Literature regarding pediatric acute ischemic stroke is minimal, and there are few protocols guiding care in the pediatric population. Current recommendations include treatment with unfractionated heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) with subsequent daily aspirin prophylaxis. Further large scale studies are needed to produce protocols and generalizable treatment plans.

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