Neonatal Stroke

Neonatal stroke is defined as the improper blood supply of the developing brain in the first 28 days of life. It includes ischemic events, which causes blockage of vessels, and hypoxic events, causing lack of oxygen to the brain tissue. Maternal disorders which lead to neonatal stroke are autoimmune disorders, coagulation disorders, prenatal cocaine exposure, infection, congenital heart disease, diabetes, and trauma etc.

 

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