All publications of “Virgínia Machado”

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Perinatal ischemic stroke: a five-year retrospective study in a level-III maternity

Virgínia Machado, Sónia Pimentel, Filomena Pinto, José Nona

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082015AO3056

ObjectiveTo study the incidence, clinical presentation, risk factors, imaging diagnosis, and clinical outcome of perinatal stroke.MethodsData was retrospectively collected from full-term newborns admitted to the neonatal unit of a level III maternity in Lisbon with cerebral stroke, from January 2007 to December 2011.ResultsThere were 11 cases of stroke: nine were arterial ischemic stroke and two were cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. We estimated an incidence of arterial ischemic stroke of 1.6/5,000 births and of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis of 7.2/100,000 births. […]