GI SNAPSHOT: Cerebral venous thrombosis in acute inflammatory bowel disease

Singh, G.; Sarkar, S.; Monoj, K.; Shorrock, C.; Isaacs, P.
February 2004
Gut;Feb2004, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p161
Academic Journal
Case Study
This article presents a case study of a 19 year old female smoker, who was admitted with an eight week history of cramping lower abdominal pain, per rectal bleeding, weight loss and loose stools. Her medical history included iritis and she was taking the oral contraceptive pill, along with a positive family history of Crohn's disease. The findings at colonoscopy were consistent, both macro- and microscopically, with Crohn's colitis. She then developed sustained central visual loss in the left eye. Immediate ophthalmic review highlighted bilateral papilloedema.


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