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CRYPTOGENIC STROKE – FROM A HYPOTHESIS TO DEFINITE PROOF. CASE REPORT
Current diagnostic standards do not answer all questions regarding the etiology of ischemic stroke. Nowadays, the cryptogenic ischemic stroke (without an obvious cause) still represents 20-30% of all acute strokes. In the end, this terminology is used in the absence of a definite medical and scientific diagnosis.
The clinical case that will be presented highlights how difficult the differential diagnosis is regarding an ischemic stroke in a young patient, apparently healthy before the acute neurologic event.
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