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Who is likely to have a stroke-like episode and when are they likely to occur?

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In the CDG field all the patients with CDG-Ia have an increased risk for thrombosis because their blood platelets have an increased tendency to stick together and to stick to the wall of blood vessels; for the other CDG-I patients this risk is probably also increased but this has not yet formally been proven also because we know only a small number of these patients. These episodes are most likely to occur on occasion of an infection (viral or bacterial); so these episodes are often accompanied by fever.

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CDG Family Network FAQ's, Updated by Jaak Jaeken, MD, Ph.D. 07/27/11 

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