Transient protein S deficiency associated with cerebral venous thrombosis in active ulcerative colitis

Academic Article


  • Cerebral venous thrombosis is an uncommon complication of ulcerative colitis. We report the case of a 29-yr-old female with a recent diagnosis of ulcerative colitis who suffered stroke secondary to thrombosis of the veins of Galen and straight sinus. A search for a hypercoagulable state revealed a nonfamilial transient protein S deficiency. Possible involvement of C4b- binding protein in this hypercoagulable state is discussed.
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    Author List

  • Vaezi MF; Rustagi PK; Elson CO
  • Start Page

  • 313
  • End Page

  • 315
  • Volume

  • 90
  • Issue

  • 2