Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Secondary to Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia: A Case Study

Sudharani Busani, Stephanie Scott, Jennifer A. Neely, Alejandro R. Calvo


Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) has been associated with numerous etiologies and a myriad of symptoms. Although CVT in association with iron deficiency anemia (IDA) has been observed primarily in pediatric patients, very few cases have been reported in adults. Herein, we describe an encounter with a 28 year-old female who presented solely with a new onset headache due to transverse sinus thrombosis. Thrombophilia work-up was normal. She had no identifiable acquired causes of thrombosis. The patient demonstrated severe iron deficiency anemia secondary to myoma uteri causing menorrhagia.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/cco.v1n2p91


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