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Coma from cerebral venous thrombosis: an overlooked cause
  1. A Debek,
  2. M Moukhalalati
  1. Kingdom Hospital, PO Box 84400, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  1. Dr A Debek, Kingdom Hospital, PO Box 84400, Riyadh 11671, Saudi Arabia; alidebek{at}

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A 37-year-old man with an unremarkable past medical history was brought to the emergency department by ambulance after being found in a coma state. After initial evaluation and stabilisation including intubation, investigations to identify the cause(s) of this coma state were carried out. On physical examination, the patient was afebrile, haemodynamicaly stable, with no evidence of trauma; neurologically there was …

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