Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Associated With Iron Deficiency Anemia

Toshiyasu Ogata, Masahiro Kamouchi, Takanari Kitazono, Junya Kuroda, Hiroaki Ooboshi, Tadahisa Shono, Takato Morioka, Setsuro Ibayashi, Tomio Sasaki, Mitsuo Iida

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A 55-year-old man presented with generalized seizures and postictal left hemiparesis. Computed tomography scanning of his head showed a low density area in the right frontal lobe. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a partial defect in the superior sagittal sinus and cortical veins, indicating the presence of cerebral venous thrombosis. He had bleeding from a peptic ulcer and the laboratory data revealed iron deficiency anemia concomitant with an elevation of D-dimer and thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT). After the anemia resolved with the treatment of the peptic ulcer and iron supplementation, the TAT and D-dimer levels were normalized, and the occluded veins were recanalized. In a cerebral venous thrombosis associated with iron deficiency anemia, treatment for the anemia may improve hypercoagulable state without antithrombotic therapy, although the long-term monitoring of TAT and D-dimer levels is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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