Table 1

Haematological disorders associated with ischaemic stroke

Cellular disorders:
(a) Myeloproliferative:
  Polycythaemia rubra vera
  Essential thrombocythaemia
(b) Sickle cell disease
(c) Paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria
(d) Thrombocytopenia
(e) Leukaemia
(f) Intravascular lymphoma
Disorders of coagulation/fibrin:
(a) Congenital:
 Natural anticoagulant disorders:
  Protein C deficiency
  Protein S deficiency
  Activated protein C resistance
  Antithrombin III deficiency
 Fibrinolytic system disorders:
  Plasminogen deficiency
(b) Acquired:
 Disseminated intravascular coagulation
 Lupus anticoagulant/anticardiolipin syndrome
 Pregnancy and the puerperium
 Oral contraceptive pill