Paediatrics and Child Health
Neonatal Cerebrovenous sinus thrombosis(CVST) is extremely rare, however it is a devastating condition and one needs to be aware of this condition to diagnose it. The risk factors for CVST are still not properly understood. The largest registry for stroke and for neonatal CVST is from the Canadian registry which quotes an incidence of 0.6per 100,000 population per year. No data is present for the neonatal CVST in this region.
One needs to be aware of this devastating condition to manage it timely and appropriately. To date there is no consensus on the role of anticoagulant therapy and therefore therapy is largely supportive, however individual cases have to be evaluated and treated on merit.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association:JPMA
(2006). Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in neonates. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association:JPMA, 56(11), 535-537.
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