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Intracranial arterial calcification in 85 percent of ischemic strokes (Vitamin K and Vitamin D should help) – Oct 2017

Unusual Intracranial Arterial Calcification and Vitamin D Deficiency (case study)

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, online 26 Oct 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.09.030
Yerim Kim, MD, MSc, Jong Seok Bae, MD, PhD, Hong-Ki Song, MD, PhD, Ju-Hun Lee, MD, PhD, leejuhun at hallym.or.kr

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Although intracranial arterial calcifications (IACs) are encountered in approximately 85% of patients with acute ischemic stroke (IS), the significance of IAC in plaque instability is still controversial. Because most tissues including brain tissue have vitamin D receptors, vitamin D deficiency might play multiple roles in variable sites. Here, we report a novel presentation of IS with IAC including anterior cerebral artery involvement due to vitamin D deficiency.

In conclusion, although the role of IAC in cerebral infarction is still controversial, we suggest that insufficient vitamin D should be examined and treated appropriately in all patients with IS. We believe that this article provides important implications for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency in patients with IS.


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