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Stroke Research and Treatment
Volume 2011, Article ID 368629, 6 pages
Review Article

Stroke in Young in India

1Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2Department of Neurology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India

Received 28 September 2010; Accepted 10 November 2010

Academic Editor: Halvor Naess

Copyright © 2011 Manjari Tripathi and Deepti Vibha. 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.


Stroke in young has special significance in developing countries. This is so because some etiologies like cardioembolic infections are more common than in developed countries, and the affection of economically productive group adds further to the overall disease burden. The paper discusses the burden of stroke in young and its implications in a developing country like India along with an approach to identifying different causes that are known to occur in this age group.