Brain infarction and hemorrhage in young and middle-aged adults

J. R. Lacy, C. M. Filley, M. P. Earnest, N. R. Graff-Radford

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Of 131 young (17 to 44 years) and middle-aged (45 to 55 years) adults who had brain infarction or hemorrhage, the most common etiologic factors were rheumatic heart disease, migraine and oral contraceptive use among the younger group. In contrast, atherosclerotic, hypertensive and diabetes-associated cerebrovascular diseases were the most common causes in the middle-aged group. Patients who have a stroke before age 45 should have prompt, complete laboratory and radiologic testing to define a possible treatable cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalWestern Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

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  • General Medicine


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