Do you know Stroke can occur in Kids?

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Stroke in Children

Early recognition of stroke in child can help with quick management and treatment. Rehabilitation treatment can start while the brain is still developing.
Signs of Stroke in Children are;

In New born
• Decreased movement
• Showing a hand preference or consistently reaching out with only one hand before 1 year old
In pre Adolescent
• Severe sudden headache especially with vomiting and sleepiness
• Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
• Difficulty in speaking and understanding
• Vision loss or double vision
• Severe dizziness or loss of coordination
New Onset of seizures usually on one side of the body
Risk Factors
• Congenital heart disease
• Head Trauma
• Sickle cell disease
• Autoimmune disorders
• Infection affecting the brain or other organs
• Disease affecting the brain’s arteries

General Symptoms Acronyms FAST

F: Face Dropping
A: Arm weakness
S: Speech difficulty
T: Time to visit the clinic is with immediate effect. Dont delay as prompt diagnosis and treatment of stroke in children is as critical as it is in adults

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