A study of factors associated with cerebral venous thrombosis

Neurological Sciences, 03/30/2012

The study can help defining risk factors, symptoms, and predicting risk factors of seizure in patients with Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).

Methods

  • The patients’ data were extracted from the documents and entered to a self-designed checklist including probable risk factors, sequels, involved venous and also demographic characteristics.
  • From 62 patients, 85.5% of the patients were female.
  • Most of the patients were between 25 and 35 years old.
  • Superior sagittal sinus was involved in 35 patients.

Results

  • Generalized seizure in the expired group (7 patients) was significantly more than the alive group (P = 0.017).
  • There was a significant relationship between intracranial hemorrhage and mortality rate and between the site of thrombosis and level of consciousness.
  • There was also a significant relationship between fasting and pregnancy with seizure in these patients.
  • Although most of the patients presented in spring and autumn, majority of the expired cases were reported in autumn.

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