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Stroke is diagnosed in about one-fifth of children with strokelike symptoms

Key clinical point: Early recognition and evaluation of children with suspected stroke can facilitate appropriate care.

Major finding: The final diagnosis for about one-fifth of patients in the analysis was ischemic stroke or TIA.

Study details: A retrospective chart review of 61 children presenting with strokelike symptoms.

Disclosures: The study was not supported by outside funding, and the investigators had no disclosures.


Barkley T et al. CNS 2019. Abstract 235.