Relationship between COVID-19 and pediatric ischemic stroke


  • The percentage of pediatric patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) who experience stroke is relatively low, and the number of pediatric ischemic strokes did not increase within the first 3 months of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Why this matters

    Stroke is an infrequent neurological finding in adults with SARS-CoV-2, but it is unknown whether COVID-19 contributes to ischemic stroke in children; understanding this relationship will potentially aid in advanced stroke prevention in pediatric COVID-19 patients.

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