Cortical Venous Thrombosis Complicating Tubercular Meningitis

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2021 Feb;31(2):221-224. doi: 10.29271/jcpsp.2021.02.221.


Cortical venous thrombosis (CVT) mostly occurs due to a hypercoagulable state. Infection- related CVT is very rare and is a medical emergency associated with a very high mortality rate. It has been described with bacterial and fungal infections; but only a few isolated case reports of CVT related to tubercular meningitis (TBM) exist. Only six documentations of CVT, as a complication of TBM, exist in the literature. Here, we report a case of a young girl with TBM who developed CVT as a complication. Key Word: Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Cerebral venous thrombosis.

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