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Central venous thrombosis misdiagnosed as eclampsia in an emergency department
  1. H Savage,
  2. M Harrison
  1. Emergency Department, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
  1. Dr H Savage, 111 Currie Court, Nightingale Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3GX, UK; savodoccom{at}yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

Central venous sinus thrombosis can present in the emergency department with a diverse range of symptoms and signs, including a non-neurological scenario, and it thus poses a diagnostic challenge. It is amenable to treatment, so a patient history and awareness of the condition prompts early diagnosis and instigation of treatment which may reduce morbidity and mortality.

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