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J Clin Neurol. 2008 Sep;4(3):131-133. English. Case Report.
Lee GH , Kwon SU , Kang DW .
Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

BACKGROUND: Microbleeds (MBs), proposed as a biomarker for microangiopathy, have been suggested as a predictor of spontaneous or thrombolysis-related intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in acute ischemic stroke. However, the relationship between MBs and warfarin-induced ICH is not clear. CASE REPORT: We describe two patients who developed warfarin-induced ICH at the site of MBs documented in previous MRI. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of MBs might increase the risk of ICH after warfarin use in ischemic stroke patients. A large cohort study is required to confirm the relationship of MBs with warfarin-induced ICH.

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