Stroke in a healthy 46-year-old man

R. J. Wityk

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This article presents the case of a healthy 46-year-old man who experienced a dissection of the internal carotid artery. The diagnosis of this condition is not usually clear-cut, especially in a young patient with unremarkable medical history, and because of the similarity of symptoms with migraine. Often there is no obvious cause of a cerebral artery dissection, although subtle abnormalities of connective tissue may be present. Anticoagulation is generally used for therapy, but clinical trials are lacking. Carotid artery dissection should be considered as a cause of Stroke in young healthy adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2757-2762
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume285
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jun 6 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Dissection
Internal Carotid Artery Dissection
Stroke
Cerebral Arteries
Migraine Disorders
Carotid Arteries
Connective Tissue
Young Adult
Clinical Trials
Therapeutics

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Stroke in a healthy 46-year-old man. / Wityk, R. J.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 285, No. 21, 06.06.2001, p. 2757-2762.

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Wityk, RJ 2001, 'Stroke in a healthy 46-year-old man', Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. 285, no. 21, pp. 2757-2762.
Wityk, R. J. / Stroke in a healthy 46-year-old man. In: Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001 ; Vol. 285, No. 21. pp. 2757-2762.
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