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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 5798983, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5798983
Case Report

Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis in a Patient with Ulcerative Colitis Flare

1Department of Neurology, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2Pediatric Neurology, University of Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to L. M. Conners

Received 10 September 2017; Accepted 26 December 2017; Published 21 January 2018

Academic Editor: Shahid Nimjee

Copyright © 2018 L. M. Conners 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

Inflammatory bowel disease is characterized by a chronic inflammatory state and is therefore associated with abnormalities in coagulation and a hypercoagulable state. Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis is a rare complication of inflammatory bowel disease yet contributes significant morbidity and mortality to those affected. Early diagnosis is critical, as a delay in diagnosis portends a worse prognosis. This paper seeks to highlight the increased risk of venous sinus thrombosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We start by discussing the case of a seventeen-year-old female who presented with ulcerative colitis flare and developed new-onset seizures, found to be caused by a large venous sinus thrombosis.