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Risk factors for acute ischaemic stroke in young adults in South India
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    Hyperhomocysteinemia a possible risk factor for ischemic strokes
    • Sanjith Aaron, Neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Alexander Mathew , Maya Thomas , Mathew Vivek

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the article by Lipska et al1 evaluating the risk factors for young stroke in South India . This study could have also looked at the possible association of an elevated serum Homocysteine level as a risk factor for stroke .There are data supporting even mild to moderate hyperhomocysteinemia as a possible risk factor for ischemic strokes 2, 3

    Elevated levels of Homocys...

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    More efforts is needed

    Dear Editor,

    Individual with an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke accounts for about 5 % of all stroke if younger than 45 years of age. The cause of stroke in young differs dramatically compared to the elderly. The most common causes for stroke in young are: cardiac disease, hematological, and dissection.

    The stroke risk factors more complex. Lee, et.al, (2002) found the 4 most common risk factors were hyp...

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