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Mechanisms of ischaemic stroke after chickenpox
  1. V Ganesan,
  2. F J Kirkham
  1. Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health (UCL), London
  1. Dr V Ganesan, Newcomen Centre, Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT.


Ischaemic stroke is a recognised complication of chickenpox. Seven cases of ischaemic stroke in children after recent varicella infection are discussed in detail to emphasise that there are several mechanisms by which this may arise.

  • chickenpox
  • stroke
  • protein S

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