Pediatric Exams: Stroke in Children

Pediatric Exams: Stroke in Children

Stroke affects children as well as adults. A pediatric neurologist explains signs and symptoms of pediatric stroke and demonstrates an exam. For more: http://www.chop.edu/stroke

Rebecca Ichord, MD, director of the Pediatric Stroke Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reviews signs and symptoms of pediatric stroke and demonstrates a clinical exam with a child who has experienced stroke.

Signs can include weakness or numbness; trouble walking, speaking or understanding simple directions; severe headaches; loss of vision or double vision; and severe dizziness. Just as when an adult experiences stroke symptoms, children should get medical help immediately.

6 Comments

  1. budgiebreder on November 8, 2021 at 9:52 am

    there was a girl at my school who had a stroke giving her severe loss of movement and control on one side when she was 8. she wore an ankle brace which stopped foot drop and barely used her affected arm, mostly having it tucked into her pocket or held against her side. when it came to sports instead of sitting out because of her problem she excelled and she was the fastest swimmer and fastest runner in her grade.

  2. J s on November 8, 2021 at 9:59 am

    That kid had a huge smile. So cute lol

  3. iandra L on November 8, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I had a stroke at the age of six,I’m now 21 and I am still unable to use my hand and I walk with a limp sadly

  4. Stormrider on November 8, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Thank you for this video. Really applicable to my pediatric rotation. Love your smile young man. All the best with your recovery.

  5. Samrat Halder on November 8, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Nice video. I like tgis one as well –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5iCUIjtVcM

  6. The Austin Family on November 8, 2021 at 10:28 am

    What a remarkable story. I love that kid positive attitude, his amazing smile.

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