SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.66 issue1Pain in Parkinson’s disease: analysis of 50 cases in a clinic of movement disordersLanguage brain dominance in patients with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy: a comparative study between functional magnetic resonance imaging and dichotic listening test author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282XOn-line version ISSN 1678-4227

Abstract

OLIVEIRA, Carolina Camargo de; CIASCA, Sylvia Maria  and  MOURA-RIBEIRO, M. Valeriana L.. Stroke in patients with sickle cell disease: clinical and neurological aspects. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2008, vol.66, n.1, pp.30-33. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2008000100008.

The aim of this study was to characterize a group of patients (n=8) with sickle cell disease (SCD) and ischemic stroke concerning the clinical, neurological, imaging and progressive aspects. Data were collected from records and completed with an interview of patients and their parents. In this study there were 8 patients with ages ranging from 10 to 23 years old; SCD diagnosis was given between one and two years of age with clinical features of fatigue and anemia. The stroke was ischemic in all individuals and the first cerebrovascular event occurred before 6 years of age; 3 patients had recurrence of stroke despite prophylactic blood transfusion therapy and both cerebral hemispheres were affected in 4 patients. Clinical and neurological current features observed were: acute pain crises, sialorrhea, mouth breathing, motor, and neuropsychological impairments resulting from cortical-subcortical structure lesions.

Keywords : stroke; sickle cell anemia; neurological manifestations.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English     · English ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License