Infection as a Stroke Trigger

By Solly Sebastian, Laura K. Stein, Mandip S. Dhamoon: For More Info, Go Here…

ngd- My observation is that docs and hospitals don’t have a good handle on treating repeated UTIs, bladder infections in older people. They can treat the individual occurrences, but don’t seem to have any way of stopping relatively rapid recurrence…

Associations Between Different Organ System Infection Admissions and Stroke Subtypes:

The relationships between different infection types and stroke subtype are not well-characterized. We examined exposure to infections in different organ systems in different time periods before the acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Every infection type was associated with an increased likelihood of acute ischemic stroke. The greatest association was for urinary tract infection.

Conclusions—

All infection types were associated with subsequent acute ischemic stroke, with the greatest association for urinary tract infection.

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