Stroke in infancy

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Avatar n tn There are two peaks of developing a stroke infancy and old age. It is a good sign that your baby is not exhibiting any symptoms of stroke. Infant brains are very plastic and learn to compensate for the loss fairly easily. However you need to watch your child closely for any symptoms like using one side of the body or one limb more than the other. http://www.ucsfhealth.org/common/pubs/childrensnews/winter2005/stroke/index.html http://www.lifeclinic.com/fullpage.aspx?
Avatar f tn A CAT scan revealed that he had had a stroke. Possibly in infancy due to being 10 weeks premie and APGAR scores were at 0 for 15 min. He also recieved a blood transfusion.(We adopted him from Russia at 11 months. Info was a bit sparse) His paralysis seems to have subsided. We discontinued the use of Dilantin the next day due to the fact that he could not stand or sit up. They sent us home with emergency dilantin and a script for tegretol 2x a day.
Avatar m tn My aunt aged 70 is hospitalised due to brain stem stroke and is in ICU. She is yet to regain the consciousness and is still on ventilator. Doctors have stated that there is very little improvement. As of now she lost her limb movements, swallowing capacity and eyelid movements. Though she is chronic diabetic and had bye pass surgery six years back her major organs are functioning normally. It is not clear how long she will be like this. At what point of time recovery process will set in?
Avatar m tn I have a client who reports such in infancy but her mother was also very abusive and violen and hit her a great deal. Is it possible to have a seizure of such magitude that it would break, crack a vertebrae in the neck as the bones are so flexible in infancy? Thank you so much.
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma had a mini stroke this morning.
Avatar m tn What tests/evaluations can be done to determine if a teenager has PDD when the diagnosis was not made in infancy or childhood but the possibility is now being questioned by teachers/doctors based on difficulty with social judgement and impulse control?
1021897 tn?1251674112 Could the finding of a Cerebrovascular anomaly in the left posterior cerebral artery of suspected congenital origin cause me problems later in life? I have had several CT scans before and none mentioned this until now and it is supposed to be from infancy. I don't understand. If it was missed all this time (I am 50), could it be part of the reason I am having severe dizzy spells (I have had them on and off throughout my life), nausea, shortness of breath and severe short term memory loss?
Avatar f tn Every forty-five minutes in our country somone suffers a stroke. Just keeping your blood pressure down and taking a brisk walk every day can prevent a stroke from happening to us. Don't skip that walk, walking is excellent for so many things and its the easiest exercise there is!
Avatar n tn Hi, Our 8 month old daughter started presenting symptoms of what has been diagnosed as benign myoclonic jerks of infancy. About 5 or so times a day she would have a cluster of upper body jerks (arms, torso and head) which would resemble a startle response. Each one would last about 2 seconds and would be about 20 seconds apart. A cluster can last anywhere from 2 mins up to half an hour. She can't be distracted while doing them and tends to be sleepy after them.
Avatar f tn I was positively diagnosed in 2001, it took 4+ years due to overlapping symstems. My servere vertigo was always put off to my sinus/ear problems which I had since infancy. So I'm looking at CCSVI as a possible overlapping system. My primary doc ordered the MRA test for me (my nero wanted me to go into a study). They found inflamation of the viens. So is this being caused by the MS or am I on the verge of heart disease? Either way it is something that has to be addressed.
713582 tn?1298262321 My dear Oma is still in hospital, & possibly so for a week or more from her mini stroke.
745759 tn?1232870315 Today i find out i have had a stroke some time between DEC 8th mri and DEC 30th mri and that kinda scared me and now they say also that an angiogram might be masked for results cause dr put me on the steroids started givimg me blood thinners did a trans echo cardiogram with bubble test
1092670 tn?1257765030 i have the same pains today has i have had the last 17 months pain right side head to toe knee groin froot pain constant left leg and right leg go numb after short walks and sitting to long.
1110049 tn?1409402144 When I had a stroke on 17th June my face dropped on one side. i had a bleed on left side of my brain. My left side is weak and I find talking difficult. I was taken to hospital straight away, and spent nearly two weeks there. That was 8 weeks ago. i have been struggling. My speech hardly improved, and now i have lost my voice, but that may not be due to the stroke. my walking not too bad, but cannot use my left arm and hand.
Avatar n tn What, if any, difference is there between Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy and Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy? I have read several articles that give very different prognosis and treatment between the two. Are these two diagnosis the same? My daughter was diagnosed with Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy and the neurologist said she didn't need treatment and her shuddering and myclonic jerks would resolve on their own.
Avatar n tn 22yo male with history of eczema since infancy (also asthma/allergies). Historically treated with hydroxyzine and topical steroid cream. One year ago, skin condition worsened. Experienced "sunburn" like appearance to face with severe itching to scalp and face. the usual bleeding and large, painful lymph nodes to scalp and neck. Treated with several rounds of oral steroids and antibiotics. No relief presently with maximum dose of hydroxyzine.
Avatar n tn 22yo male with history of eczema since infancy (also asthma/allergies). Historically treated with hydroxyzine and topical steroid cream. One year ago, skin condition worsened. Experienced "sunburn" like appearance to face with severe itching to scalp and face. the usual bleeding and large, painful lymph nodes to scalp and neck. Treated with several rounds of oral steroids and antibiotics. No relief presently with maximum dose of hydroxyzine.
Avatar n tn My 1 month old son shakes in his sleep, and only in his sleep. never when he is awake. he shakes his hands and feet then he stops and does it again. he'll do it for about 30 mins - 4 hours. he doesnt stop . and this doesnt occur everytime he sleeps. its only every other day or so. what do you think he has?
559697 tn?1243286385 Mutations in this gene have been found in females with an atypical form of Rett syndrome called the early-onset seizure variant. This severe form of Rett syndrome causes recurrent seizures beginning in infancy along with the features of Rett Syndrome. Mutations in the CDKL5 gene have also been identified in some other syndromes such as X-linked infantile spasm syndrome (ISSX). This condition also causes recurrent seizures in infancy. Hope you find this information helpful!
Avatar m tn While aneurysm surgeries are generally successful, aneurysm in infancy are generally uncommon. Hence there is not enough data to make a future prediction. The prognosis varies from child to child and depends on whether the child has infection or hemorrhage after surgery. However, infants fare better than adults after aneurysm surgeries provided there are no other malformations. There have been cases of children leading a normal lifespan with no or minimal handicap.
Avatar f tn Hi, A hemangioma of infancy is a benign tumor of endothelial cells. They are the most common tumor in infancy and are connected to the circulatory system and filled with blood. In most cases, hemangiomas will disappear over time, leaving minimal or no visible marks. Talk to you doctor about this on your next follow-up for proper evaluation. Medical treatment may be done but in majority of cases, they will resolve on their own. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My mother had a watershed stroke while in cardiac arrest. The CT scan notes "There is now evidence for multifocal cortical and right thalamic lesions, having an appearance consistent with areas of early cerebral ischemia/infaction from a global hypoxic event. No acute hemorrhagic transformation detected.
Avatar m tn If you received your Hep B immunizations during your infancy, are you protected for life, or should you get vaccinated again when you're an adult?
1474856 tn?1288289049 numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion or difficulty in talking or understanding speech; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; and difficulty with walking, dizziness, or loss of balance and coordination. I have this all the time, but the Dr's just keep saying it is just migraine. I am so worried about feeling like this constantly, but i encountered a problem when i tried to see a new Dr within the Henry Ford health system.