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2011-02-11 21:56:57

American Stroke Association meeting report Silent strokes, which have no immediate symptoms but could cause long-term cognitive and learning deficits, occur in a significant number of severely anemic children, especially those with sickle cell disease, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2011. One-quarter to one-third of children with sickle cell disease have evidence of silent strokes in their brains, according to Michael M....

2011-02-11 12:19:00

Abstract 185 Audio and video interviews available at ISC 2011 Multimedia Study Highlights: - Symptomless strokes occur in about 20 percent of children with sickle cell disease when their red blood cell levels severely drop. These silent strokes also occur in about 7 percent of hospitalized children without sickle cell who have severe drops in hemoglobin. - Acute anemic events could help account for the high prevalence of silent strokes in children with sickle cell disease. LOS...