Seizure and embolic stroke secondary to patent foramen ovale in a migrant girl

Turner, Joseph (2012) Seizure and embolic stroke secondary to patent foramen ovale in a migrant girl. Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice, 3 3: 405-407. doi:10.4103/0976-3147.102644


Author Turner, Joseph
Title Seizure and embolic stroke secondary to patent foramen ovale in a migrant girl
Journal name Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0976-3147
0976-3155
Publication date 2012-09
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4103/0976-3147.102644
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 405
End page 407
Total pages 3
Place of publication Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Publisher Medknow Publications and Media
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Episodes of loss-of-consciousness in school-aged children are not uncommon and include metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, and psychiatric/ psychosocial causes. This case describes a first episode of seizure in an 11-year-old migrant girl. History and language issues contributed to the diagnostic dilemma. Ongoing neurological symptoms prompted transfer to a tertiary care facility where investigation revealed patent foramen ovale (PFO) with likely paradoxical embolus. Prevalence and management of this condition is briefly reviewed in the context of the current presentation.
Keyword Embolic stroke
Ischemic Stroke
Paradoxical embolus
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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