Stroke Caused by an Inflammatory Thrombus
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Stroke is the leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide, and several definite risk factors have been identified for stroke. As shown by the INTERSTROKE study, approximately 90% of stroke episodes are associated with hypertension, smoking, heart disease, diabetes and six additional risk factors.However, infectious factors might also contribute to stroke episodes through increased susceptibility or direct induction.In this paper, one case admitted to our hospital due to stroke induced by Staphylococcus aureus sepsis is described with the purpose of increasing clinicians’ understanding of infectious stroke.

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