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Cerebral venous thrombosis after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura

P. V. Shiji, Chandni Radhakrishnan

Keywords : Immune thrombocytopenic purpura, intravenous immunoglobulin, venous thrombosis

Citation Information : Shiji PV, Radhakrishnan C. Cerebral venous thrombosis after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (12):869-871.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_308_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


A common misconception is that immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) causes only bleeding diathesis. From this case vignette of a young male with ITP who had cerebral venous thrombosis, we highlight the importance of considering venous thrombosis in such patients when they present with focal cerebral signs.

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