Any infection can trigger acute stroke
All infection types appear to be associated with an increased risk of acute ischaemic stroke, according to a US study.
Every infection type — skin, urinary tract, abdominal, respiratory and septicaemia — was associated with significantly increased odds of acute ischaemic stroke, according to the study in Stroke.
The greatest association was for UTI, which was linked with 5.32-fold increased odds of ischaemic stroke within seven days of infection.
Researchers used the New York State Inpatient and Emergency