What is the prevalence of strokelike episodes in Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS)?

Updated: Dec 26, 2018
  • Author: Masanori Takeoka, MD; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Transient episodes are referred to as strokelike episodes. These occurred in 14 (70%) of 20 patients described by Maria et al. [22] Garcia et al reported recurrent thrombotic episodes. [18] Stroke also may occur. The incidence of neurologic deficit is higher in adults; Sujansky and Conradi reported an occurrence in 34 (65%) of 52 patients, [42] results that demonstrated the progressive nature of SWS.


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