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Hemorrhagic Stroke at the Department of Neurology, Fann National Teaching Hospital in Dakar, Senegal

Introduction: Hemorrhagic stroke is a public health priority with a high mortality. The objective of this study was to describe its epidemiology in patients admitted at the department of neurology of Fann national teaching hospital in Dakar, Senegal. Patients and methods: Through a retrospective study (January2013 to December 2014), we collect data on sociodemographic features of patients, their past medical history, lifestyles, clinical presentation and prognosis. Results: 495 stroke patients were admitted during that period. 171 had hemorrhagic stroke (34.5%). Their mean age was 57 years (±14.3). They were mostly male (52.6%), living in the suburb of Dakar (60.2%) with high blood pressure (74.9%), ischemic (12.9%) and hemorrhagic stroke as main past medical history. Pyramidal syndrome (95.3%), loss of consciousness (46.7%) and meningeal syndrome (12.2%) were the main clinical findings. Hemorrhage was supratentorial (89.4%) and the mortality rate was 42.1%. Conclusion: Hemorrhagic stroke is a public health priority. It is necessary to strengthen program against cardiovascular risk factors especially high blood pressure.

Auteur(s) : AM Basse, K Touré, S Boubacar, AD Sow, NS Diagne, F Fall, NM Gaye, MD Gams, A Diop, O Cissé, E H M Ba, MM Sarr, LB Seck, MS Sène, M Ndiaye, AG Diop, M
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : Journal of African Clinical Cases and Reviews Africa
N° de volume : Vol 1, Num 2
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : BASSE Anna Modji