Neurologic profiles of infants and children after perinatal stroke

Pediatr Neurol. 1993 Sep-Oct;9(5):383-6. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(93)90107-n.


Twenty-nine children with a single, unilateral cerebral infarct acquired pre- or perinatally were examined subsequently for an average of 43 months. No consistent pre- or perinatal events were identified to explain the occurrence of the stroke. The children acquired motor milestones at nearly expected times, even in the presence of hemiparesis. In children older than 2 years of age, I.Q. scores all were within the normal range. More than one-half of the children experienced seizures at some time during the follow-up period. Good intellectual and functional motor outcome can be expected in children with isolated perinatal stroke.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebral Infarction / complications
  • Cerebral Infarction / physiopathology*
  • Cerebral Infarction / psychology
  • Cerebral Infarction / therapy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dominance, Cerebral
  • Female
  • Hemiplegia / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Treatment Outcome