Table 1: Clinical presentation of pediatric ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

IschemicHemorrhagic

Earley et al. 1998 [1]DeVeber et al. 2000 [18]Earley et al. 1998 [1]Meyer-Heim and Boltshauser et al. 2003 [26]

Hemiparesis or focal CNS deficit94%51%21%16%
Change in mental status28%88%52%
Headache22%59%76%
Seizure16%48%29%28%
Speech disorder, incl. aphasia17%8%
Vomiting48%
Nausea20%
Somnolence12%
Visual impairment12%
Neck pain8%
Fever/prodrome35–40%35–40%