Caring for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in children

Mubashira Hashmi, Mohammad Wasay

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Abstract

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in children is increasingly recognized as diagnostic tools and clinical awareness has improved. It is a multifactorial disease where prothrombotic risk factors and predisposing clinical conditions usually in combination constitute the underlying etiology. Clinical features range from headache, seizures to comatose state. Although symptomatic treatment involving control of infections, seizures and intracranial hypertension is uniform, use of anticoagulation and local thrombolytic therapy is still controversial. Morbidity and mortality can be significant and long-term neurological sequelae include developmental delay, sensorimotor and visual deficits and epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-394
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • children
  • neonates

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