Young stroke.2 miscarriage. Needs young stroke work up including vasculitis screening,ANA,ANA profile,test for thrombophilia including protein C ,protein S,antithrombin 111,cardiolipin ,beta 2 glycoprotein, fasting homocysteineANCA,Angiotensinconverting enzyme,MRI angiogram or CT angio,Cardiac evaluation. Inaddition to the present med add DVT prophylaxis,physio.Further management after the young stroke work up.
Long standing diabetic with on regular insulin Event of hemiplegia is CVA Known cerebrovascular complications of diabetics Here area involved is pan cerebral infarct as in periventricular and white matter in parietal temporal and occipital lobes lt side This pt can only be treated by conservative line Keeping vitals under control and bsl by regular insulin with titration 9f units As bsl are likely to rise as pt need to receive heavy doses of steroids and anticoagulants Inj clexan o.6bd Inj prednisolone 30mg iv inj solumedrol drip Inj Ceftriaxozone bd If any response seen start physiotherapy
This is stroke in young Need detail evaluation with underlying diabetes may be a risk factors Also need to look for any syndrome Clinical presentation slight different than of classical stroke, raised suspicion about same..!! Look for 2ndry causes leading to stroke
NEED'S.. NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION & WORK OUT.. IN.. DETAILS.. ..WITH.. NEUROLOGISTS OPINION FOR.. MANAGEMENT..
Adv CT ANGIO and. Complete neuro workup required.
MR angio ...do a ANA profile cause stroke at that young age is unlikely. Also check for procoagulant states ...serum homocystiene levels.
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