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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(4), 115-117
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-4-1
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A Young Man with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Hyperhomocystinemia

Md Enayet Hussain1, , Afzal Momin1, Mahmudul Islam1, Sk Rezaul Haque1, Sharmin Jahan2 and Md Azharul Hoque1

1National Institute of Neurosciences (NINS), Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka

Pub. Date: April 20, 2016

Cite this paper:
Md Enayet Hussain, Afzal Momin, Mahmudul Islam, Sk Rezaul Haque, Sharmin Jahan and Md Azharul Hoque. A Young Man with Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Hyperhomocystinemia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(4):115-117. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-4-1

Abstract

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is an uncommon condition and can be precipitated by various conditions. Here we report a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a young man in whom the serum homocysteine level was found to be elevated. A 36-year-old man was admitted with sudden severe headache, vomiting and visual obscuration. Investigations revealed widespread cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. All investigations to find out the etiology came out normal except the serum homocysteine level which was found to be elevated. Further studies are required to evaluate the importance of estimation of serum homocysteine level in cases of CVST, especially where a clear risk factor has not been identified and where other investigations failed to find out any known etiological factor.

Keywords:
cerebral venous sinus thrombosis hyperhomocyteinemia

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