Event Title

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: association with primary varicella zoster infection

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) has been known to cause cerebral arterial vasculopathy as well as an acquired antibody-mediated coagulopathy associated with purpurafulminans and generalized thrombo-embolism. There is no published report on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) associated with primary VZV infection. We hereby report two cases to highlight an unusual presentation of VZV infection i.e. CVST with primary varicella infection. One patient had extensive CVST with co-existent middle cerebral artery involvement as well. .Primary VZV infection can be associated with thrombosis of cerebral arteries and venous sinuses.

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: association with primary varicella zoster infection

Auditorium Pond Side

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) has been known to cause cerebral arterial vasculopathy as well as an acquired antibody-mediated coagulopathy associated with purpurafulminans and generalized thrombo-embolism. There is no published report on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) associated with primary VZV infection. We hereby report two cases to highlight an unusual presentation of VZV infection i.e. CVST with primary varicella infection. One patient had extensive CVST with co-existent middle cerebral artery involvement as well. .Primary VZV infection can be associated with thrombosis of cerebral arteries and venous sinuses.