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Cancer-Associated Ischemic Stroke.

Journal article
Authors Nicolas Martinez-Majander
Turgut Tatlisumak
Published in Acta neurologica Scandinavica
ISSN 1600-0404
Publication year 2019
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Language en
Subject categories Neurology


In ischemic stroke patients, the incidence of prior cancer can be up to 16%,1 both diseases causing significant disability and loss of productive life-years. In a recent US-based nationwide registry study, about 10% of all hospitalized ischemic stroke patients had comorbid cancer, with a slight rise in this rate over the last decade.2 Stroke patients diagnosed with occult cancer are usually older with men being at a higher risk of having comorbid cancer.3,4 In addition, probability of cancer diagnosis after stroke is associated with smoking, elevated D-dimer, elevated C-reactive protein (CRP), and anemia on admission.

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