Bousser and Ferro describe the clinical features of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in a neonate. The authors are from Hopital Lariboisiere in Paris and Hospital de Santa Maria in Lisbon.
Patient selection: neonate
Risk factors for cerebral venous thrombosis in a neonate:
maternal hypertension or pre-eclampsia
(2) maternal diabetes mellitus (including gestational diabetes)
(4) sepsis or meningitis
(5) cardiac defect
(6) other acute illness
The presentation may be nonspecific and may include:
(2) respiratory distress or apnea
(3) poor feeding with weight loss
MRI of the brain can be helpful in making the diagnosis.
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