Stroke in Children

Stroke has no age limits. It can happen to children, even infants.

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Pediatric Stroke Causes  

Finding the cause of pediatric stroke is vital to providing the right treatment and preventing more injury.  

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Recovery and Pediatric Stroke  

Each child recovers differently from stroke. Prompt medical treatment and rehabilitation therapy can maximize recovery. In general, younger people recover more abilities than older people. 

Pediatric Stroke Resources Available

The American Stroke Association and the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke (IAPS) have collaborated to provide these resources:

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Join the Support Network

Our free, online support system for parents and caregivers of children living with pediatric stroke.

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Stroke Hero Awards




Honoring survivors, caregivers and groups that strive to overcome stroke.