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Rare presentation of iron deficiency anaemia with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a middle-aged woman
  1. Amna Bibi1,
  2. Chathuri Liyanapthirana2 and
  3. Sajjad Khan1
  1. 1 Department of General Medicine, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, UK
  2. 2 Department of Stroke, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amna Bibi, amnadalel{at}


This is a case of a female patient presented with a mild headache associated with recurrent episodes of nausea and vomiting, confusion and right-sided hemiparesis, diagnosed of haemorrhagic venous infarction from the thrombosis of left transverse and sigmoid sinus and probably the left vein of Labbe. She had severe microcytic hypochromic anaemia due to iron deficiency, without any other risk factors for cerebral venous thrombosis such as trauma history, infections, coagulation disorders or autoimmune diseases. She had a good prognosis after iron supplementation and anticoagulation therapy.

  • stroke
  • venous thromboembolism
  • haematology (drugs and medicines)
  • endoscopy
  • vasculitis

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  • Contributors AB: conception and design of the case report, data collection, drafting the article, critical revision of the article and final approval of the version published. CL: critical revision of the article and final approval of the version published. SK: data collection.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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