Volume 16, Number 5 (1-2009)                   JSSU 2009, 16(5): 72-76 | Back to browse issues page


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Fallah R, Shajari A, Tabkhi N. Report of a Pediatric Case of Hemorrhagic Stroke . JSSU. 2009; 16 (5) :72-76
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-695-en.html

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Stroke, though rare in children is among the top 10 causes of death in childhood. Incidence of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke is the same in children .We report a case of hemorrhagic stroke in a two year old girl who presented with a limp, inability to stand on the left leg and left hemiparesia. Her complaint began 10 days ago after a bout of left clonic seizure. She had been admitted to the hospital for a week due to delayed hemorrhage of the umbilical stump at the age of 18 days. Brain CT scan showed a round, hyper dense area with mass effect in the right supraparietal region. Craniotomy revealed a hemorrhage and report of pathology was hematoma. Considering the delayed umbilical cord bleeding and normality of usual tests for hemostasis and partial deficiency of factor XIII in both parents, the problem was diagnosed as homozygote severe deficiency of factor XIII.
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Received: 2010/01/25

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