Hemorrhagic stroke in children

Pediatr Neurol. 2007 Feb;36(2):73-80. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2006.09.017.


Hemorrhagic stroke accounts for approximately half of stroke in childhood. Unlike arterial ischemic stroke, there are no consensus guidelines to assist in the evaluation and treatment of these children. This article reviews the literature on the evaluation, treatment, etiology, and neurologic outcome of hemorrhagic stroke in children. Important differences between pediatric and adult hemorrhage are highlighted, as treatment guidelines for adults may not be applicable in all cases. Required future research and potential therapies are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / epidemiology*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Risk Factors
  • Stroke / epidemiology*
  • Stroke / therapy*