American childhood football as a possible risk factor for cerebral infarction

Jared R. Brosch, Meredith R. Golomb

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Three adolescent football players who had ischemic stroke associated with football practice and play are described. The literature on stroke associated with childhood sports and football in particular is reviewed, and the multiple mechanisms by which football can contribute to ischemic stroke are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1493-1498
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011



  • dissection
  • football
  • head injury
  • ischemic stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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