IP INDIAN JOURNAL OH NEUROSCIENCE
IJN Issue : Volume 2 , Issue 2,Year 2018
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