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Stroke after chickenpox

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Up to a third of cases of acute ischaemic stroke in children occur after an episode of chickenpox. Now a retrospective study at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (

) has provided more information about the clinical and radiological features of post-varicella stroke.

During the period 1990–2004, 24 children (15 boys) were seen in the paediatric neurology unit having developed arterial ischaemic stroke up to 12 months after an …

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