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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2016, Article ID 2572958, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2572958
Case Report

Ischemic Stroke in Confederation with Trivial Head Trauma

Department of Pediatrics, Shri. B.M. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, BLDE University, Vijayapur, Karnataka 586103, India

Received 9 February 2016; Revised 29 April 2016; Accepted 8 May 2016

Academic Editor: Piero Pavone

Copyright © 2016 Archana Balachandran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Minor head injuries in children are common, resulting in brain concussion, and these injuries mostly end up without complications. Usually head trauma results in hemorrhagic stroke. Here we present a case of ischemic stroke following a trivial head trauma. A 10-month-old girl presented with posttraumatic right sided hemiparesis with right sided facial palsy. MRI brain revealed an area of acute infarct in the left capsuloganglionic region. The child was initially managed conservatively, as the hematological parameters were normal, and was started on anticoagulant therapy. An improvement in the clinical condition was achieved in 12 hrs of treatment with gain in power and resolution of weakness in 10 days. The specific cause for hemiparesis in the child is not elicited; possibility of genetic and environmental factors can be attributable.