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For a large proportion of children suffering a stroke, no specific cause can be found. Two cases with infantile hemiplegia are reported who subsequently were found to have mitral valve prolapse, which occurred as a familial trait in both cases. An association between stroke in childhood and mitral valve prolapse is suggested.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Dev Med Child Neurol

Publication Date

06/1981

Volume

23

Pages

352 - 356

Keywords

Adult, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Child, Echocardiography, Female, Hemiplegia, Humans, Male, Mitral Valve Prolapse