Cerebral venous thrombosis revealing an ulcerative colitis

  • Abdellah Taous
  • Maha Aït Berri
  • Taoufik Lamsiah
  • Brahim Zainoun
  • Tarik Ziadi
  • Abdelhadi Rouimi

Abstract

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has been reported as an uncommon and devastating complication of ulcerative colitis (UC), with an annual incidence varying between 0,5 to 6,7%. It is suspected to be a consequence of the hypercoagulable state occurring during disease relapse. We report a case of 22-year-old female patient presenting with CVT revealing an UC. Our case raises the awareness among health professionals about the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) as a rare etiology of CVT, and signifies the importance of considering antithrombotic prophylaxis in all hospitalised IBD patients, especially those with active disease.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

Author Biographies

Abdellah Taous
Department of Neurology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Maha Aït Berri
Department of Neurology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Taoufik Lamsiah
Department of Gastro-Enterology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Brahim Zainoun
Department of Radiology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Tarik Ziadi
Department of Radiology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Abdelhadi Rouimi
Department of Neurology, Military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco
Published
2016-07-10
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688