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April 24, 2019

Laney's story: the problem of delayed diagnosis of pediatric stroke.

Fitzsimons BT, Fitzsimons LL, Sun LR. Laney's Story: The Problem of Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Stroke. Pediatrics. 2019;143(4)(4):e20183458. doi:10.1542/peds.2018-3458.

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Fitzsimons BT, Fitzsimons LL, Sun LR. Pediatrics. 2019;143(4):e20183458.

Rare diseases pose diagnostic challenges for physicians. This commentary offers insights from parents of a young child who died due to a delayed stroke diagnosis as well as from the patient's neurologist to raise awareness of childhood stroke and discuss the importance of partnership to heal from loss and advocate for improvement.

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Fitzsimons BT, Fitzsimons LL, Sun LR. Laney's Story: The Problem of Delayed Diagnosis of Pediatric Stroke. Pediatrics. 2019;143(4)(4):e20183458. doi:10.1542/peds.2018-3458.