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Objective: Childhood stroke is common than expected due to increased availability of imaging studies. We aim to evaluate clinical and radiologic findings of stroke. Method: In this study 23 children (15 boys, 8 girls) aged 3 months to 17 years were included. Clinical findings and etiologic causes of the patients with radiologic confirmed stroke and treatment options are considered. Result: Clinical signs of our patients include hemiparesis, seizure, speech disturbance, headache, facial nerve palsy, confusion, cerebellar signs, syncope, visual field defect, headache. Most frequent presenting symptoms are hemiparesis and seizure. Conclusion: In our study most frequent risk factors are prothrombic states, infection, vasculopathy, cardiac disease, trauma, vascular malformation respectively.
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