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Spotlight on Stroke in young adults

Current epidemiological data suggest that strokes are occurring at a younger age. As many as 1 out of every 6 strokes occurs in a young adult (18 to 50 years old). Heterogeneity in incidence rates, stroke subtypes, and etiology among younger stroke victims in both developed and developing countries is often noted. Certain historical features and clinical manifestations may occasionally serve as clues toward specific stroke etiologies; nevertheless, determination of etiology, particularly of ischemic strokein the young, poses many challenges due to a broad array of potential causes, both common and uncommon.

In this article, Dr. Jorge Moncayo-Gaete of the International University of Ecuador and Dr. Julien Bogousslavsky of the Swiss Medical Network emphasize areas in which the differential diagnosis of stroke and etiologies (including those in pregnancy and puerperium) differs from that in older adults. The authors also note relevant information concerning prognosis of young adults with stroke.

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Spotlight on Mercury neuropathy

Mercury neuropathy is a recognized sequela of occupational or environmental exposure to one of the various forms of the heavy metal. In this article, Dr. Jonathan Rutchik of the University of California at San Francisco discusses common exposure sources, biological exposure indices, and clinical manifestations of mercury toxicity while focusing on mercury neuropathy for elemental, inorganic, and organic mercury. The author has updated this article to reflect the current literature regarding peripheral nervous system disease and this commonly encountered metal.

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Twitter Digest for December 6, 2017