Unusual Case of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in Patient with Ulcerative Colitis in RemissionCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Siba Prasad Dalai,
Junior Resident, Room No: 18, PG Hostel 2, MKCG Medical College, Brahmapur, Odisha-760004, India.
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an idiopathic autoimmune inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis along with deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and arterial thrombosis have occasionally been reported as a complication in the active phase of UC being attributed to its pro-thrombotic state. This paper depicts a 38-year-old female with a history of UC in remission who developed sudden onset headache, blurring of vision and seizures. Subsequent diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis was made with MRI venography and treated with low molecular weight heparin with complete resolution of symptoms. The highlights of this case underscore the importance of evaluating cerebral venous sinus thrombosis as a cause of acute onset neurological deterioration in a setting of inflammatory bowel disease. It also emphasizes on the hypothesis that the risk of venous thrombosis or other hypercoagulable states have no direct relationship with the disease activity or flare-up.
Disease activity index, Inflammatory bowel disease, Partial mayo score
Lalit Kumar Meher, Siba Prasad Dalai, Sameer Panda, Pankaj Kumar Hui, Sachidananda Nayak. UNUSUAL CASE OF CEREBRAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS IN PATIENT WITH ULCERATIVE COLITIS IN REMISSION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jan 22 ]; 10:OD35-OD36. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 12, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Apr 16, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Apr 19, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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