Brain infarction in young adults: etiology and imaging findings.


Journal Article (Review)

The causes of stroke in young adults differ substantially from those in older adults. In many instances, the diagnosis can be made by taking a clinical history and performing laboratory studies (e.g., in patients who have multiple thromboses associated with anti-phospholipid antibodies). In other circumstances, clues to the diagnosis can be found on routine CT and MR studies. However, in many circumstances, imaging tailored to a specific diagnosis is important (e.g., MR imaging of the neck in patients with suspected arterial dissection). In yet other cases, additional studies (e.g., echocardiography in suspected cardiogenic embolism) are important to establish the cause.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Provenzale, JM; Barboriak, DP

Published Date

  • October 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 169 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1161 - 1168

PubMed ID

  • 9308483

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9308483

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.169.4.9308483


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States