Ictus isquémico masivo secundario a miocarditis viral en un niño

Translated title of the contribution: Massive ischemic stroke secondary to viral myocarditis in a child

José Miguel Suescún-Vargas, Lina María Saza-Mejía, Adriana Sofía Morales-Cárdenas, Rocío del Pilar Pereira-Ospina

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Introduction: cerebrovascular accidents are rare in children, and they are generally associated with thrombophilia. However, infectious processes such as myocarditis should also be considered, for they may lead to thrombus formation. Case presentation: a previously healthy 13-month-old male child presents with evidence of extensive ischemic cerebrovascular accident compromising both cerebral hemispheres, with a history of gastrointestinal infection which might suggest the presence of sepsis and myocarditis secondary to it contributing to a thrombotic event which probably triggered the cerebrovascular process herein described. Conclusions: although they have been ranked as the third cause of cerebrovascular events, infections should be taken into account so as to timely indicate the appropriate antibiotic treatment and avoid the occurrence of sequels.

Translated title of the contributionMassive ischemic stroke secondary to viral myocarditis in a child
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)158-168
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Cubana de Pediatria
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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