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ISSN 2052-6954
Case report

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to varicella induced hypercoagulable state in a adult

Barla Sudhaker1, Mutkule P. Dnyaneshwar2, Chaudhuri R. Jaidip2 and S. Manimala Rao3*

*Correspondence: S. Manimala Rao manimalarao@hotmail.com

3. Department of Neurology, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Author Affiliations

1. Department of Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

2. Department of Critical care Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, India.

Abstract

Chicken pox (Varicella) infection is generally present in children and caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). There are quite a number of case reports of hypercoagulable state leading to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and other thromboembolic sequelae following varicella induced auto antibodies to natural anticoagulants in children. But such a clinical entity is rarely seen in adults. Here we report a rare case of CVST in an adult due to low protein S levels following varicella zoster infection.

Keywords: Adults, auto antibodies, thrombosis, varicella zoster, hypercoagulable

ISSN 2052-6954
Volume 2
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