Severity of leukoaraiosis correlates with clinical outcome after ischemic stroke

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Arsava E. M., Rahman R., Rosand J., Lu J., Smith E. E., Rost N. S., ...More

NEUROLOGY, vol.72, no.16, pp.1403-1410, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1212/wnl.0b013e3181a18823
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1403-1410
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Background: Leukoaraiosis (LA) is closely associated with aging, a major determinant of clinical outcome after ischemic stroke. In this study we sought to identify whether LA, independent of advancing age, affects outcome after acute ischemic stroke.