stroke misdiagnosis disproportionate in the young says Washington Post

David Newman-Toker toker at JHU.EDU
Tue Jun 17 18:56:22 UTC 2014

Stroke is a major public health problem, and recent work suggests young patients are having more strokes, with rates rising alarmingly in recent years, according to an article in today's Washington Post...

They are also much more likely to be misdiagnosed (7-fold greater risk in those 18-45 relative to those >75)...



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