Cerebral infarction is focal brain necrosis due to prolonged ischemia that affects all tissues, neurons and blood vessels. Ischemic strokes occur due to blockage within blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. The causes of cerebral infarction are atherosclerosis, vasculitis, meningitis, hematologic disorders or metabolic disorders. Angioplasty, stenting or thrombectomy are the methods of treatment.
HOW IS CEREBRAL INFARCTION DIAGNOSED?
Childhood stroke is rare, occurring in about two to three of every 100,00 children aged one to 14 every year.