An 8-year-old boy with a history of recurrent tonsillitis and cervical lymphadenopathy developed acute hemiplegia. Cerebral angiography revealed bilateral occlusions of the cervical portion of the internal carotid arteries. Cerebral arterial occlusion in childhood has been attributed to many causes, e.g., trauma and infections of the neck. In the present case, though not clearly proved, inflammatory processes may have been related to the occlusion.
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