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Which blood disorders cause cerebral venous sinus thrombosis?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in General Health
Question: What blood disorders that could cause cerebral venous sinus thrombosis?
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Brief Answer:
CVT is clotting disorder caused by disorders of coagulation system.

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Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) is condition wherein there is clot formation in venous sinuses (blood channels in brain).
Certain predispose to formation of clots in body including CVT.
These conditions include inflammation, infection, drugs like oral contraceptives etc.
Abnormality of coagulation pathway like deficiency of protein C, protein S, anti-thrombin deficiency, factor V mutation etc.
In case of CVT all the above mentioned disorders should be looked for for appropriate management.

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Dr Shailja Puri

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