Semin Neurol 2005; 25(3): 300-306
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-917666
Copyright © 2005 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Hemorrhagic Stroke in the Tropics

Michael J. Schneck1 , José Biller1
  • 1Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois
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Publication Date:
19 September 2005 (online)


With the increasing industrialization of countries in the tropical and subtropical regions, cerebrovascular disease is becoming an increasingly recognized cause of morbidity and mortality. The incidence of hemorrhagic stroke versus ischemic stroke is unclear as data regarding hemorrhagic stroke in developing countries of the tropical and subtropical regions, especially in the English literature, continues to be sparse. As in the developed world, however, the major etiologies for hemorrhagic stroke in developing countries relate to typical vascular risk factors and, to a lesser extent, central nervous system vascular malformations, medications, and infectious etiologies.


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Michael J SchneckM.D. 

Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Loyola University Medical Center

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