Familial clustering of intracerebral hemorrhage: A prospective study in North Carolina

M. J. Alberts, Mark O. McCarron, K. L. Hoffmann, C. Graffagnino

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Abstract

Few studies have assessed the frequency of familial clustering in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Of 144 patients with ICH prospectively assessed, 14 (9.8%) had a positive family history of ICH (FH+). Four pedigrees had more than two affected family members. Comparisons between FH+ and FH- probands demonstrated no significant differences in race, age, sex, ICH type or location. An underlying genetic etiology may account for familial clustering in some ICH patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2002

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Keywords

  • Familial clustering
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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