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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