Radhakrishnan K, Thacker AK, Maloo JC, el-Mangoush MA.
Department of Medicine, Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.
Postgrad Med J. 1990 Dec;66(782):1078-80.
Two young patients with sickle cell trait (AS haemaglobinopathy) and ischaemic stroke are reported. The stroke involved the internal carotid artery territory in one and the brainstem in the other. A review of the literature is presented to suggest that the association of sickle cell trait and cerebral infarction is more than coincidental. Haemoglobin electrophoresis should be undertaken routinely in young subjects with ischaemic stroke.
Keywords: Sickle cell trait and stroke in the young adult.
Sickle cell trait and stroke in the young adult.