Iron-deficiency anemia as a rare cause of cerebral venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Case Rep Med. 2012;2012:497814. doi: 10.1155/2012/497814. Epub 2012 May 31.


Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a relatively rare cause of stroke and has a wide spectrum of unspecific symptoms, which may delay diagnosis. There are many etiologies, including hematological disorders, trauma, infection, and dehydration. Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) has been reported as an extremely rare cause of CVT, especially in adults.

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