Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis associated with essential thrombocytosis in a pediatric patient

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Abstract

Essential thrombocytosis (ET) is an uncommon pediatric hematologic disorder that can result in thrombotic complications, including cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). Although CVST associated with ET is exceedingly rare, it can be devastating to the patient. We here report a pediatric case of CVST associated with ET. The patient was treated with hydroxyurea and warfarin, which was later replaced by low-dose aspirin. Platelet counts were well controlled after 16 months of follow-up, and no further thrombotic events occurred. Mucositis was the main adverse effect of treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-159
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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Keywords

  • Essential thrombocytosis
  • Hydroxyurea
  • Venous sinus thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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