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 contribution||Massive ischemic stroke secondary to viral myocarditis in a child|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Revista Cubana de Pediatria|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health