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Cerebral venous thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome: case report

Shalinee Bhoobun, Alhaji Alusaine Jalloh, Kathryn H Jacobsen


Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), a rare and life threatening complication of nephrotic syndrome, has a variable and non-specific presentation, posing diagnostic challenges. We describe a case of CVT in a Sierra Leonean child with nephrotic syndrome who was successfully treated for the condition despite the resource limitations of the hospital. This case highlights the importance of considering cerebral venous thrombosis as a complication of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children presenting with neurological symptoms.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 13:57
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