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Strokes in Children

In general, stroke is a disease of the elderly. Every now and then, however, a young adult or a child suffers one.

Perinatal Stroke and Childhood Epilepsy
Perinatal strokes are strokes that occur around the time of birth. They leave babies with a great propensity to develop childhood epilepsy.

National Inst. of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Child Neurology
Maintained by the The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, this site provides important information about to the statistics, causes, and treatments of pediatric strokes.

Pediatric Stroke
Sponsored by the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, this site provides important information about stroke and stroke symptoms in newborns and small children. It also provides helpful links to various stroke research studies, and to different support groups focused on helping parents of babies and children with stroke.

Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association
This website, also maintained by The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, highlights the latest research in pediatric stroke, and serves as a resource for the parents of infants and children with stroke.

Psychological Issues After Pediatric Stroke
From the American Heart Association website, this is an excellent discussion about the psychological impact of stroke in the pediatric population.

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