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Dulaglutide-induced cerebral venous thrombosis in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  1. Rajesh Rajput1,
  2. Vaibhav Pathak1,
  3. Pawan Kumar Yadav1,2,
  4. Sanat Mishra1
  1. 1Department of Endocrinology and Medicine Unit V, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajesh Rajput, drrajeshrajput{at}


Though patients with diabetes mellitus are at a high risk of atherothrombotic events, every such event should not be attributed to the disease itself. We present a case of a patient with diabetes with headache and blurring of vision for 3 days. Brain imaging revealed right transverse sinus thrombosis and acute infarct of the right posterior parieto-occipital region, predominantly in the posterior cortical watershed zone. The patient was on subcutaneous dulaglutide for 3 weeks and was having nausea and vomiting. Various causes of cerebral venous thrombosis were ruled out with appropriate laboratory investigations. Finally, cerebral venous thrombosis was attributed to dulaglutide-induced nausea and vomiting which led to severe dehydration.

  • diabetes
  • stroke

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