If we are to speak about the epidemiology of intracerebral haemorrhage it means we must clarify the morbidity, mortality, distribution and age of this subgroup of cerebrovascular diseases (CVD). A number of difficulties exist in solving the inherent problems involved. CVD are not subjected to registration as infectious diseases are. So, in general, only national statistics of mortality are available, which can be compared on an international basis since the international classification of diagnosis (ICD of 1968) was introduced by the World Health Organization (WHO). The morbidity can be estimated only by analysing scientific literature. But as is well known, such data have to be handled carefully because they are based on certification of death where errors are often present and misinterpretations are possible.
KeywordsCerebrovascular Disease Cerebral Infarction Intracerebral Haemorrhage Arteriovenous Malformation Cerebral Haemorrhage
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