n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Intracranial haemorrhage
|Article Title||Intracranial haemorrhage|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 Groote Schuur Hospital and 4 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Mar 2013|
|Pages||102 - 106|
Intracranial haemorrhage accounts for 15 - 20% of strokes and has risen in incidence by 18% over the past 10 years to 24.6/100 000. This has been ascribed to increased use of antiplatelet and anticoagulant medication for conditions such as atrial fibrillation, as well as an ageing population with untreated hypertension and diabetes. Because this increase in incidence has also occurred in low-to-middle income countries, one can anticipate an increased incidence in South Africa. Subarachnoid haemorrhage is a less common form of stroke than hypertensive haemorrhage, with an incidence of 6 - 7/100 000.
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