Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30--32

Severe anemia causing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in an infant


Sushil Beri1, Arif Khan2, Nahin Hussain2, Jayaprakash Gosalakkal2 
1 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester; Department of Paediatric Neurology, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
2 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Arif Khan
Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Infirmary Square, Leicester, LE1 5WW
United Kingdom

Iron deficiency anemia is a common pediatric problem affecting up to 25% children worldwide. It has been linked with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in the literature. We describe a 9-month-old child who had severe iron deficiency anemia and developed acute venous sinus thrombosis associated with minor infection. Treatment with anticoagulation was partially successful with persistent thrombosis after 3 months. We reviewed the current literature highlighting the association of anemia as a risk factor for development of stroke in children.


How to cite this article:
Beri S, Khan A, Hussain N, Gosalakkal J. Severe anemia causing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in an infant.J Pediatr Neurosci 2012;7:30-32


How to cite this URL:
Beri S, Khan A, Hussain N, Gosalakkal J. Severe anemia causing cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in an infant. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Dec 1 ];7:30-32
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