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Table 3 Differential diagnosis of ischemic stroke

From: Paediatric arterial ischemic stroke: acute management, recent advances and remaining issues

Hemorrhagic stroke  
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis  
Hemiplegic migraine  
Todd’s Palsy  
Intracranial infections (meningitis, brain abscess, herpes simplex encephalitis)  
Cerebellitis  
Alternating hemiplegia  
Metabolic disorders (MELAS)  
Tumors  
Acute disseminated leukoencephalitis  
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome  
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension  
Drug toxicity  
Psychogenic diseases