Volume : 4
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2581-916X
Print ISSN : 2581-8236
Article First Page : 64
Article End Page : 68
Introduction: Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The incidence of cerebrovascular diseases increases with age. 1 Accurate prognostication of stroke patients is difficult many times.
Materials and Methods: A total of 100 stroke patients who presented to R.N.T. Medical College Udaipur Rajasthan were enrolled from February 2016 to October 2016 and their serum ferritin was measured and correlated with early neurological deterioration in patients of acute stroke.
Results: Total 100 patients were included, the age ranged from 22-90 years and the age group with the maximum number of patients was 61-70 years. 62 patients were in ischemic and 38 were in hemmoraghic groups. In ischemic group the mean serum ferritin level was 89.540 in clinically improvement patients and 341.345 in those deteriorated. In hemorrhagic group the mean serum ferritin level was 86.838 in clinically improvement patients and 355.759 in those deteriorated.
Conclusion: The patients with stroke with increased serum ferritin concentrations have a higher risk of poor clinical outcome, hemorrhagic transformation, and brain edema than patients with low ferritin values.
Keywords: Serum ferritin, Ischemic stroke, Hemorrhagic transformation.