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Congenital protein C deficiency and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis causing isolated intracranial hypertension.
  1. C Confavreux,
  2. P Brunet,
  3. P Petiot,
  4. M Berruyer,
  5. M Trillet,
  6. G Aimard
  1. Clinique de Neurologie, Hôpital Neurologique, Lyon, France.

    Abstract

    The first case of a superior sagittal sinus thrombosis causing isolated intracranial hypertension as a result of congenital protein C deficiency is reported. Such a possibility must not be overlooked. Anticoagulation is recommended as a treatment for cerebral venous thrombosis. In the case of congenital protein C deficiency, vitamin K antagonists must be started cautiously due to the risk of skin necrosis.

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