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Fibromuscular Dysplasia in a child with Hypertension and Stroke
Shinas K Nellicka, Vivin Abraham.
Department of Pediatrics, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi 682016, India.
Arteriopathies are the leading cause of stroke which causes lifelong morbidity in children. Stroke associated with hypertension should lead to a suspicion of fibromuscular dysplasia. A 2 years 8 month old boy presented with left hemiparesis with left sided lower motor neuron facial palsy and accelerated hypertension. On MR angiography, there was non-visualization of right internal carotid artery (ICA). CT renal aortography showed string of beads sign. He was diagnosed with fibromuscular dysplasia. He was started on anti-hypertensives along with physiotherapy.

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