Childhood stroke: Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT)

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Stroke is caused a by blockage of blood vessels in the brain and can happen at any age. Read about cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) which is a blood clot in a vein.

Key points

  • Stroke can occur in people of all ages, including babies and children.
  • Stroke can happen due to many different reasons.
  • Trying to find out the cause of stroke is important. It may help decide the best treatment.
  • Treatment of stroke may include blood thinners. Treatment focuses on decreasing damage and stopping further strokes.
Last updated: September 29th 2023