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Ischaemic stroke in a 21-year-old with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia.

Authors
  • Kane, Ingrid1
  • Pitt Ford, Alexandra1
  • Lawton, Kirsty1
  • Poitelea, Marius1
  • Gainsborough, Nicola1
  • 1 Department of Stroke Medicine, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Practical neurology
Publication Date
October 2016
Volume
16
Issue
5
Pages
381–384
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2015-001308
PMID: 27334289
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

A 21-year-old man presented with an acute ischaemic stroke. He had a history of epistaxis and a family history of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. We gave thrombolysis after some deliberation, and he made a good neurological recovery. This case highlights the link between hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia and ischaemic stroke, the potential risks of thrombolysis in such patients and the need to consider pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in patients with stroke.

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