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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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ROS-FORTEZA, Francisco Javier. Noncommunicable stroke in a young adult with cerebral palsy carrying the homozygous variant MTHFR C677T genotype. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2020, vol.29, n.2, pp.103-106. ISSN 2631-2581.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect movement and muscle tone or posture. It is caused by damage that occurs in the immature brain as it develops, most often before birth.

Although there are few studies in the literature, it has been seen that the risk of stroke is increased in this type of patients. We present the case of a young adult with a recent stroke and CP carrying. The homozygous variant MTHFR C677T genotype, decreased folic acid and vitamin D were found. Stroke in CP context is a challenge for the clinician. Therefore, we think that the possibility of stroke should be considered in every patient with CP, suggesting primary prevention measures in every patient with CP.

Keywords : Body mass index; Cerebral palsy; Homozygous variant MTHFR C677T genotype; Noncommunicable stroke..

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