We report a term infant who presented with focal seizures and was diagnosed with a large left hemispheral infarct. Evaluation revealed extensive fetomaternal hemorrhage and subsequent neuroimaging disclosed a classic border zone infarct consistent with a hypoperfusion injury. We postulate that fetomaternal hemorrhage should be considered in the differential causation of neonatal stroke. The unilaterality of the lesion in this patient is difficult to explain.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology