Postoperative stroke in a child with cerebral palsy heterozygous for factor V leiden

Marie E Steiner, Marquis Z. Hodes, Michael Shreve, Steven Sundberg, J. Roger Edson

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Abstract

A 5-year-old with spastic quadraparetic cerebral palsy suffered multiple strokes after extensive orthopedic surgery. Coagulation testing was undertaken to determine whether a familial thrombophilia was present. The patient was found to be heterozygous for factor V Leiden. Factor V Leiden may be a risk factor for central nervous system events in special-needs children, particularly when common medical conditions create additional procoagulant risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-264
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Childhood ischemic stroke
  • Factor V Leiden
  • Postoperative complications
  • Special-needs children

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