Cerebral venous thrombosis in nephrotic syndrome

H. Akatsu, M. Vaysburd, F. Fervenza, J. Peterson, M. Jacobs

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This report describes cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, a rare and perhaps under-diagnosed complication of nephrotic syndrome. We review the pathophysiology of the coagulopathy associated with nephrotic syndrome including abrupt renal loss of antithrombin III. We propose a rationale approach to treating this condition with low-molecular-weight heparin and antithrombin III replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-320
Number of pages4
JournalClinical nephrology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997


  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
  • Hypercoagulable state
  • Low-molecular-weight heparin
  • Nephrotic syndrome

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  • Nephrology

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    Akatsu, H., Vaysburd, M., Fervenza, F., Peterson, J., & Jacobs, M. (1997). Cerebral venous thrombosis in nephrotic syndrome. Clinical nephrology, 48(5), 317-320.