Cerebral venous thrombosis in Down's syndrome


Tarlaci S., Sagduyu A.

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.103, no.4, pp.242-244, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0303-8467(01)00147-0
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-244
  • Keywords: Down's syndrome, cerebral venous thrombosis, MRI, ANTIBODIES, TRISOMY-21, MOYAMOYA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We report the first case of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) diagnosed in an adult with Down's syndrome (DS). A 25-year-old man with DS was admitted because of a generalized tonic-clonic seizure and prolonged postictal period. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR venography revealed CVT. No particular cause of the thrombosis was identified, CVT may be an unusual cause of stroke in DS. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.