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Stroke is strongly associated with Calcification of cerebral arteries (perhaps low Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Mg…) – March 2018

Unusual Intracranial Arterial Calcification and Vitamin D Deficiency

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Vol 27, Issue 3, March 2018, Pages 816-818, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.09.030t
YerimKim MD, Msc Jong SeokBae MD, PhD, Hong-KiSong MD, PhD, Ju-HunLee MD, PhD

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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