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Stroke Etiology 02

Topic: Adult

Created on Monday, June 16 2008 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, June 16 2008.

What percentage of strokes are considered cryptogenic?

 
        A) 30%-40%
 
        B) 1%-5%
 
        C) 40%-50%
 
        D) 10%-20%
 
        E) 20%-30%
 

 


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A) 30%-40%

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Thirty to forty percent of strokes are cryptogenic; that is, there is no clear cause even after an extensive work-up.  (See References)

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B) 1%-5%

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Thirty to forty percent of strokes are cryptogenic; that is, there is no clear cause even after an extensive work-up.  (See References)

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C) 40%-50%

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Thirty to forty percent of strokes are cryptogenic; that is, there is no clear cause even after an extensive work-up.  (See References)

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D) 10%-20%

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Thirty to forty percent of strokes are cryptogenic; that is, there is no clear cause even after an extensive work-up.  (See References)

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E) 20%-30%

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Thirty to forty percent of strokes are cryptogenic; that is, there is no clear cause even after an extensive work-up.  (See References)

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References:

1. Guercini, F., Acciarresi, M., Agnelli, G., and Paciaroni, M. (2008). "Cryptogenic stroke: time to determine aetiology." J Thromb Haemost, 6(4) 549-54. (PMID:18208534)
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Stroke Etiology 02
Question ID: 061608068
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 06/16/2008
Modified: 06/16/2008
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