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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 120423, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/120423
Case Report

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis as an Extrahepatic Manifestation of Acute Anicteric Hepatitis A Infection

1Department of Neurology, Evangelismos General Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece
24th Department of Internal Medicine, Evangelismos General Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece

Received 29 March 2012; Accepted 21 June 2012

Academic Editors: S. T. Gontkovsky, H. Kocaeli, and I. L. Simone

Copyright © 2012 Panagiotis Zis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Among the many infective causes of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), viral hepatitis has been regarded as a rare associated condition. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman presenting with CVT associated with hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, outlining probable pathogenic mechanisms. We suggest that hepatitis A serological markers should be routinely included in the investigation of cerebral venous thrombosis of unknown etiology, in nonvaccinated patients with risk factors of a recent HAV exposure.