Celiac disease can be associated with cerebral venous thrombosis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Celiac disease, cerebral venous thrombosis and protein S deficiency, a fortuitous association?].
J Mal Vasc. 2005 Sep;30(4 Pt 1):228-30. PMID: 16292200
Service de réanimation médicale, CHU Habib Bourguiba, Route el Ain Km 1, 3029 Sfax, Tunisie. firstname.lastname@example.org
INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease is a pathology which is rarely associated with thrombosis complications. Cerebral vascular thrombosis has never been described in patients with a celiac disease.
OBSERVATION: We report an observation of a 21-year-old girl with a history of celiac disease who was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for convulsive status epilepticus secondary to a cerebral venous thrombosis. The etiologic investigation of this thrombo-embolic complication revealed protein S deficit. Our patient improved under symptomatic treatment.
COMMENT: This original observation confirms that celiac disease can be associated with cerebral venous thrombosis.