pediatric stroke

United States
November 2, 2006 3:40pm CST
Most people realize stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in this country. What most people don’t realize, is that stroke can also occur in children. Yes, children. Stroke can occur in adolescence, childhood, infancy or even intrauterine (in utero) before a child is even born.
3 responses
@Tatsuya (1149)
• United States
2 Nov 06
There are also "mini-strokes" which do not affect the brain as a full blown stroke would. I myself have had 3 of these mini-strokes. I can't remember exactly the medical term, but the initals T.I.A. were used to describe it as well. The first 2 I had were when I was pregnant. The last one I was not. At first I thought it was just the baby lying on a nerve, but now I know that is not what it was.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I did not realize all that.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I did know about that because when I was pregnant and still to this day I read and still read every book under the sun hehe...I think it is so important to arm yourself with knowledge with all the many different things out there that can change your life. I hope more people read your post.