"Urinary Tract and Other Infections May Trigger Different Kinds of Stroke"
According to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, several infections have been identified as possible stroke triggers, with urinary tract infections showing the strongest link with ischemic stroke. The study, published in Stroke, considered a wider range of infections, and examined connections with two other types of stroke: intracerebral hemorrhage, which is caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain, and a type of stroke that results from bleeds in the inner lining of the brain, called subarachnoid hemorrhage. “Healthcare providers need to be aware that stroke can be triggered by infections,” said senior author Mandip Dhamoon, MD, DrPH, associate professor of neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Probing into the previous weeks or months of a patient’s life before the stroke can sometimes help to illuminate the possible causes of stroke if there was an infection during that time.”
— Mandip Dhamoon, MD, DrPH, Associate Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— Laura K. Stein, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai