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What are the causes of hemiplegia ?

What are the causes of hemiplegia ?

About 80% of all strokes are due to cerebral infarction resulting from thrombotic or embolic occlusion of a cerebral artery (J Neural

Neurosurg Psych 1990; 53: 16-22). The remaining 20% are caused by either intracerebral or subarachnoid haemorrhage.


Elderly:
• Vascular event (thrombosis, embolism or haemorrhage).
• Tumour.
• Subdural haematoma.
• Syphilis.


Youth:

• Multiple sclerosis. 

• Tumour.

 • Trauma.

• Embolism (look for underlying valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation). 

• Connective tissue disorder. • Neurosyphilis.

• lntracranial infection: look for underlying acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), otitis media, cyanotic heart disease.

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