Cerebral sinus thrombosis following IV immunoglobulin therapy of immune thrombocytopenia purpura

Arwa Z. Al-Riyami, James Lee, Mary Connolly, Evan Shereck

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We present a pediatric patient treated with high dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) for acute immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), who developed cerebral sinus thrombosis in the absence of any identifiable hypercoagulable state. This report describes the successful management of this rare complication in this challenging setting. This report shows IVIG induced cerebral sinus thrombosis in ITP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • Anticoagulation therapy
  • Cerebral sinus thrombosis
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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