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Central venous sinus thrombosis in a young girl with ulcerative colitis
  1. Freya Guinness1 and
  2. Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera1,2
  1. 1Paediatrics, Saint Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny, Ireland
  2. 2UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alfonso Rodriguez-Herrera; a.rodriguezherrera{at}


Paediatric central venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an uncommon but important life-threatening complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As the incidence of IBD has increased in the last four decades, paediatricians need to be aware of this complication. There is currently no consensus on when children with IBD should receive prophylactic anticoagulation. We present the case of a young girl with ulcerative colitis who suffered an acute ischaemic event secondary to a CVST during an acute flare of her disease. We aim to bring awareness to CVST in IBD due to its high risk of morbidity and mortality.

  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Paediatrics

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