Title

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis precipitated by Graves' disease

Document Type

Article

Department

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis usually occurs in patients with a precipitating condition such as thrombophilic disorders, pregnancy or due to medications, such as oestrogens. Some case reports have reported the co-occurrence of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in patients with hyperthyroidism. However, the association of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with hyperthyroidism remains contentious. We present the case of a patient who presented with a clinical picture of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with no obvious precipitating factor. Further investigations revealed the presence of hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease, which was thought to be the provocative disorder for cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. We would like to draw the attention of clinicians to a possible causative association between cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and hyperthyroidism.

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Publication

BMJ Case Reports

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