Stroke does not just occur in adults or the elderly. Stroke can also occur in children and infants. The incidence of stroke in children about 2 to 5 per 100,000 children per year, while the number of events in infants reached 25 per 100,000 infants per year.
Beware if your child frequent headaches, migraines or headaches in certain parts, and eyes feel dizzy. Moreover, when 1 to 2 hours later her headache intensified, even accompanied by vomiting, seizures, and loss of consciousness. Nobody could have thought that the original children can speak fluently finally stammer, her movements were stiff and suddenly became paralyzed.
The symptoms are only experienced by school-age children, but also in infants. The baby will usually fuss constantly, refusing to drink milk, vomiting, and seizures. Subsequently followed by a decrease of consciousness, weakness, and even paralysis.
If your child shows clinical symptoms, parents should immediately take him to the doctor. All symptoms are a sign of an irregularity in the brain, which is commonly known as a stroke.
Based on the cause, stroke and hemorrhagic stroke can be divided into not a bleeding stroke (ischemic). Ischemic stroke associated with a blockage or narrowing of blood vessels in the brain. Stroke is most common in children. Among other causes, namely:
Hypoxia or lack of oxygen, such as in newborns
Vitamin K deficiency can cause blood vessels to break easily, especially in newborns
Cardiac abnormalities. Heart problems cause disruption of the blood supply, nutrients, and oxygen to the brain. It may also occur in postoperative cardiac patients.
Collision or head trauma in children that allow for bleeding on the brain.
Viral or bacterial infection that can spread to the brain, such as encephalitis or meningitis.
Congenital abnormalities of the blood vessels where the blood vessels can rupture at any time.
Blood clotting abnormalities, for example, platelet levels were so low that the blood vessels to break easily.
Diseases such as leukemia, tumors, and so on.
Stress the impact of pressure on the flow of the blood vessels, so blood vessels to constrict and obstruction to the brain blood vessels. Conditions that may facilitate the occurrence of stroke.