Delayed cerebral injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage

Takeaway

  • IL-17 plays a role in delayed cerebral injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Why this matters

  • Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with significant long term cognitive and physical disability, including delayed cerebral injury (DCI).

  • Inflammatory responses, in particular neutrophil accumulation, have also been linked to DCI. A better understanding of the pathology of DCI following an SAH may allow earlier intervention to potential delay the development of DCI.