| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
J Neurocrit Care 2009;2(1): 15-17.
Five Cases of Cerebral Infarction in Patients with Anemia and Severe Atherosclerotic Narrowing in Intracranial Artery
Eui-Seong Lim, MD1 and Byoung-Soo Shin, MD, PhD2,3
1Department of Neurology, Cham Hospital, Seoul, Korea 2Departments of Neurology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea 3Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeo
ABSTRACT
Background: Anemic hypoxia is characterized by reduced hemoglobin content with normal arterial oxygen tension and saturation. Paients with severe atherosclerotic narrowing in brain lack the reserve capacity to preserve tissue oxygenation in reduced hemoglobin level. We evaluate the effect of anemia in severe atherosclerotic narrowing in cerebral vasculature.
Case Report: We present five patients with severe atherosclerotic lesion who developed transient or permanent neurological deficits occurred during a severe anemia and recovered or improved after transfusion.
Conclusions: Iron deficiency should be considered in the differential diagnosis of vascular events and treated as a preventive measure in reducing the risk of stroke in the severe atherosclerotic narrowing in cerebral vasculature.
Key Words: Anemic hypoxia·Atherosclerosis·Brain infarction
TOOLS
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
CrossRef TDM  CrossRef TDM
  E-Mail
Share:      
METRICS
861
View
9
Download
Editorial Office
88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
TEL : +82-2-3010-3440    FAX : +82-2-474-4691    E-mail : office@e-jnc.org

Copyright© Korean Neurocritical Care Society. All rights reserved.                Developed in M2community