A Case of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Intracranial Sinus Thrombosis : Possible rare complications of childhood abdominal tuberculosis

Geeta Gathwala, Poonam Dalal, Virender Gehlawat, Jasbir Singh, Vandana Arya

Abstract


Severe pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) complicated by deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in adults has been reported previously in the medical literature; however, childhood extrapulmonary TB complicated by DVT is rare. We report a 13-year-old girl who presented to the Department of Pediatrics at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak, India, in 2012 with abdominal TB complicated by DVT and intracranial sinus thrombosis. She was treated with a course of four antitubercular drugs and short-term anticoagulation therapy with a positive outcome over the next six months. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, no previous reports have yet suggested a possible association between childhood TB and intracranial sinus thrombosis.



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Deep Vein Thrombosis; Intracranial Sinus Thrombosis; Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis; Case Report; India.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2016.16.04.021

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