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Stroke caused by steroid?

Patient: My friend went to the hospital because of a rash covering his body.they docs gave him steroid and then not long after started having mini strokes…could they have been caused by the steroid medications?

 

 

Doctor: It is highly unlikely that the steroids caused the strokes. The cause of these mini strokes may have to be investigated further and the strokes coulr have also have been seizure like activity manifesting as a stroke.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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