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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 318--328

Cerebral venous thrombosis: An Indian perspective


1 Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neuroradiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Kameshwar Prasad
Department of Neurology, Room No. 704, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.158191

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Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon cause of stroke with extremely varied clinical presentations, predisposing factors, imaging findings, and outcomes, and thus can be extremely challenging to diagnose. Accurate and prompt diagnosis of CVT is crucial because timely and appropriate therapy can reverse the disease process and significantly reduce the risk of acute complications and long-term squel. In this article, we have reviewed the epidemiology, causative factors, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of CVT from an Indian perspective. Over the last decade, a change in trends in the causative factors has been noted from India.






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