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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



http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2016.23.120.9186
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