EJMCR. 2017; 1(January 2017): 36-39

Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report

Authors: Garan Riley, Christopher D Rittey, Daniel JA Connolly, Santosh R Mordekar.

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Background: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common childhood respiratory pathogen, with many reported extrapulmonary manifestations. Neurological involvement was once believed to be temporary or reversible. Case presentation: We report a case of watershed stroke in a young child, occurring as an unexpected complication of severe RSV bronchiolitis. Unexpectedly, brain diffusion-weighted MRI proved that seizures in our patient were a consequence of more significant peripheral perfusion failure and stroke. Conclusion: It is important to distinguish the reversible effects of RSV from those alternative pathological sequelae necessitating changes in clinical management and re-prognostication

Keywords:
Infarction, seizure, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, case report


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Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report


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Garan Riley

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Christopher D Rittey

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Daniel JA Connolly

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Santosh R Mordekar

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. Department of Paediatric Neurology, Sheffield Childrenís Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ryegate Childrenís Centre, Sheffield, United Kingdom;

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Riley G, Rittey CD, Connolly DJ, Mordekar SR. Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(January 2017): 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley G, Rittey CD, Connolly DJ, Mordekar SR. Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. http://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=267656 [Access: June 21, 2018]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley G, Rittey CD, Connolly DJ, Mordekar SR. Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. EJMCR. 2017; 1(January 2017): 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley G, Rittey CD, Connolly DJ, Mordekar SR. Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. EJMCR. (2017), [cited June 21, 2018]; 1(January 2017): 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley, G., Rittey, C. D., Connolly, D. J. & Mordekar, S. R. (2017) Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. EJMCR, 1 (January 2017), 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley, Garan, Christopher D Rittey, Daniel JA Connolly, and Santosh R Mordekar. 2017. Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (January 2017), 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley, Garan, Christopher D Rittey, Daniel JA Connolly, and Santosh R Mordekar. "Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1 (2017), 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley, Garan, Christopher D Rittey, Daniel JA Connolly, and Santosh R Mordekar. "Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 1.January 2017 (2017), 36-39. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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Riley, G., Rittey, C. D., Connolly, D. J. & Mordekar, S. R. (2017) Watershed stroke - an unexpected complication of respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 1 (January 2017), 36-39. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/1/9


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