American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Volume 3, Issue 5-1, October 2015, Pages: 22-24
Received: May 8, 2015;
Accepted: Sep. 2, 2015;
Published: Oct. 16, 2015
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Gaston Ekouya Bowassa, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo; Unit of Neonatology, University Hospital of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo
Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo
Aymar Pierre Gildas Oko, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo
Annie Rachel Okoko, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo
Engoba Moyen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo
Nelly Yvette Ngakegni, Unit of Neonatology, University Hospital of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo
Georges Marius Moyen, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Congo
Neonatal strokes are defined by the occurrence of any cerebrovascular event between the 20th week of gestation and 28th day after birth. It is an uncommon disease whose incidence varies according to the authors. The localized seizures are the main symptoms. But nonspecific symptoms like bradycardia, bradypnea and poor feeding may reveal the pathology. The diagnosis has been facilitated by the development of brain imaging techniques. It can be done during the acute phase or retrospectively by viewing sequelae’s images. They are characterized by their etiology and therapeutic management that differ from those found in young adults. The prognosis is dominated by the occurrence of neurological sequelae such as epilepsy or motor deficits. We report a case of stroke in the neonatal period, observed on the sixteenth day of life.
Gaston Ekouya Bowassa,
Paul Macaire Ossou-Nguiet,
Aymar Pierre Gildas Oko,
Annie Rachel Okoko,
Nelly Yvette Ngakegni,
Georges Marius Moyen,
Newborn Stroke in Congo: First Case Report, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Special Issue: Clinical Neurosciences in Tropical Practice .
Vol. 3, No. 5-1,
2015, pp. 22-24.
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