Often times the symptoms of strokes are missed in children because most people think strokes occur only in adults. When family members are not aware that stroke can occur in children, they often delay seeking treatment which can complicate recovery.
But when a stroke is suspected, a number of tests may be used identify the cause:
- Vascular ultrasound
- Computed tomography (CT/CTA)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI/MRA)
- Blood tests
- DSA cerebral angiogram
- Lumbar puncture