Varicella as a risk factor for cerebral infarction in childhood: a case-control study

Ann Neurol. 1999 May;45(5):679-80. doi: 10.1002/1531-8249(199905)45:5<679::aid-ana22>;2-e.


The results of this case-control study show a significant statistical link between idiopathic arterial ischemic strokes in children and varicella-zoster virus infection.

MeSH terms

  • Case-Control Studies
  • Cerebral Infarction / etiology*
  • Chickenpox / complications*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Risk Factors