Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to varicella induced hypercoagulable state in a adult

Barla Sudhaker, Mutkule P Dnyaneshwar, Chaudhuri R Jaidip, S. Manimala Rao
2014 Internal Medicine Inside  
Chicken pox (Varicella) infection is generally present in children and caused by Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). There are quite a number of case reports of hypercoagulable state leading to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and other thromboembolic sequelae following varicella induced auto antibodies to natural anticoagulants in children. But such a clinical entity is rarely seen in adults. Here we report a rare case of CVST in an adult due to low protein S levels following varicella zoster infection.
doi:10.7243/2052-6954-2-1 fatcat:dokdyw6f6ffhteeqzf63nhiqua