Monika risk the Academy of Bremen, to acknowledge the difficulties, strokes in children. Symptoms can be vague and only appears with a time delay. Even more important, timely treatment
Taz: Female Disking you are an expert in the field of stroke in children. As the problem?
Monika Disking: By chance. As a psychology student in hospital psychology internship child, who was a child with a stroke. I wanted to know what it is, a stroke in children? That was ten years ago, and since that was the subject released.
Since the stroke in adults and children works differently?
For children there is a completely different combination of risk factors and causes. These are often in the field of genetics. Some of coagulation disorders play a role in some of the defects, heart defects, ad infinitum. Often, you will not be the cause despite extensive analysis. Sometimes the trigger is simply cold, cough, a disease. The specific interaction of risk factors caused stroke
What is the speed of the stroke is diagnosed in children?
In children, it may take two to three days until you actually see: It was a stroke. Presumably many shots are diagnosed even in children, if the consequences are not as flashy, or just to be with other related diseases, they arrived. In early childhood, it may happen that triggers chicken pox are very specific form of stroke.
How this particular type of stroke is recognized?
This is for children two or three days to put the leg or slurred speech, but develop normally. However, children are often observed later something like attention deficit disorder. Diagnosis is also difficult in very young children. A stroke can occur in utero, normal delivery then falls until the age of four to six months will be granted if the hands are small or do not close properly if the page does not move. Then there is sometimes the diagnosis of stroke. Many children suffer stroke during childbirth.
How many children with stroke?
Official figures show about 500 new cases per year in Germany, but start from a number of unreported cases. It also is not always clear what is meant by a stroke, vascular occlusion or cerebral hemorrhage. If you are a third form sinus thrombosis or blood clots in the veins of the brain collection account, then the figures could be considerably higher. Suddenly an estimated 10,000 children.
What are the symptoms of a child who suffered a stroke?
Here we have the same problem as the cause. The symptoms are not very different from those of adults and can assign so clear. Sometimes slurred speech, sometimes it is more likely that the engine that the page can not be used correctly, which would be the classic hemi paresis. But sometimes there is remarkable in that way in the things of everyday life in diffuse place. Sometimes the child loses sensibility, can not be known for a long time, Anytime it is an attack. But you can not say that there is an attack, so the child only suffered a stroke.
What neurological consequences are there?
Not a brain injury, bankruptcy neurons in the brain. This had different tasks, for example, function or language function space to organize things together can create mosaics attention. Now, if one of these areas is damaged, then something fascinating happened: The brain has the ability to use to reorganize other areas.
Does this mean that a career is not so bad?
Some children develop until the beginning of the well after a stroke, a child begins to talk about three or four days after a stroke, you can move again. But school comes with an impressive list of needs – and children are visible and left behind. Often problems is not a story in the correct order, with spelling problems, not to find the right word spread. As an accurate diagnosis is needed, to see where the child needs help. And it is important that early diagnosis so that you can promote intensively as possible the child before going to school is made.
And this is what their research task “Children and blow”?
A science task of childhood stroke because there operated in Germany, and probably in the world, however. We work exclusively in children with stroke and have gathered the necessary experience. Children who are registered with us, will be examined very closely. We look at what happened with the cognitive abilities of the child after the race. But also we look at the psychological problems that develop after a stroke. A child has, for example, many are not as good as before. Therefore, we try to not only see what the child can not, but also its strengths.
How long after the kids?
A special feature of our project is to support families for a long period of time. Examine how it is when children reach kindergarten, their social skills, their cognitive performance, let’s take a look before school and in any case, the end of the fourth class begins when the school change is underway . We have a great opportunity to compare children come from all over Germany, even for us. A pediatrician can be established once in their entire practice time with a child with the race has a socio-educational center a few cases per year front. We have here, in the eight years since it gives the project, 150 families were concerned that partly remained here ever. To improve the situation of children, you need to know how they develop after a stroke. To this end, we collect all the data collected.
No. We try to do something as a family management: What therapies are needed, are possible supports. We tried to residence for children and organizing family care, and they often are in contact with the therapist. We try to encourage parents to a request for inpatient rehabilitation.