Cerebral venous thrombosis after immune thrombocytopenic purpura and Anti-d immune globulin therapy

Husam R. Kayyali, Ahmed T. Abdelmoity, Craig M. Morriss, William D. Graf

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Cerebral venous thrombosis has multiple etiologies and a wide variety of clinical manifestations. This article reports on a young girl who developed cerebral venous thrombosis after intravenous anti-D immune globulin therapy for immune thrombocytopenic purpura. In this case, venous infarction was manifested by an unusual pattern of restricted diffusion limited to the corpus callosum. The cause of cerebral venous thrombosis in this patient may be related to both immune thrombocytopenia and immunoglobulin therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of child neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008



  • Cerebral venous thrombosis
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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