Role of protein C in childhood cerebrovascular occlusive accidents

Eur J Pediatr. 1989 Dec;149(3):216-8. doi: 10.1007/BF01958286.


A group of 23 children with cerebrovascular occlusion of unknown etiology were re-evaluated 6 months-2 years later. Plasma protein C levels were determined with the coagulation method and were low in 10 cases. The role of this deficiency and the necessity of this test in cerebrovascular occlusion is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / blood*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Consanguinity
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Protein C Deficiency*
  • Risk Factors