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Iran J Neurol. 2016 Apr 3;15(2):92-5.

A case-series study of cerebral venous thrombosis in women using short course oral contraceptive.

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1
Department of Neurology, Tohid Hospital, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, ‎Sanandaj, Iran.
2
Cellular and Molecular Research Center AND Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, ‎School of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We report a case series of cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) in women who used oral contraceptive pill (OCP) in the Muslims Ramadan and fasting month.

METHODS:

This study was a retrospective case series of 9 patients with diagnosis of CVT, who admitted in the neurology ward of Tohid Hospital of Sanandaj, Iran, in July-August 2014-2015.

RESULTS:

Patients had no history of thrombosis before. They were treated with oral contraceptive more than 1 month to be able to fast during Ramadan. They did not have other possible risk factors for CVT. A headache was the most common in 9/9 patients (100%) followed by vomiting and vertigo.

CONCLUSION:

We found that high rate of CVT in female population during Ramadan indicates that it needs be considered as a specific risk factor and should be considered by healthcare system.

KEYWORDS:

Cerebral Thrombosis; Fasting; Headache; Oral Contraceptives

PMID:
27326364
PMCID:
PMC4912675

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