Cerebral venous thrombosis in Down's syndrome


Tarlaci S., Sagduyu A.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0303-8467(01)00147-0
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-244

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.