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STROKE IN A CHILD AS A COMPLICATION OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: A CASE REPORT | Abstract
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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

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Abstract

STROKE IN A CHILD AS A COMPLICATION OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA: A CASE REPORT

Author(s):*Srinivas Madoori, Sridevi B, Srinivas Dasari, Mohd Juned Ahmed, Sandeep G

Stroke is characterized by the sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain, resulting in monoparesis, hemi paresis and dysphasia. Nutritional anemia is a common problem all over the world. Especially Iron deficiency anemia is common cause for nutritional anemia in developing countries. It has been a common cause stroke in the literature. We report a case of 6 year old girl presented with severe iron deficiency anemia and developed stroke. She was successfully treated with blood transfusion, oral iron supplementation and anticoagulation. There are number of confirmed case reports regarding anemia as a risk factor for stroke in children.


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