When Stroke Strikes Young

Published: October 9th, 2013

Category: News

Healthy and active Barbie Diaz suffered a stroke at age 18 while driving on Gainesville’s Archer Road, causing her to hit a car. Diaz was immediately in the care of the UF Stroke Program team and physicians within UF’s neurosciences who diagnosed Diaz with a rare disease called Takayasu’s arteritis. She is healthy at age 20.

 

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Learn more about Takayasu Arteritis at: https://ufhealth.org/takayasu-arteritis

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