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Excruciating Headache in a Case of Malabsorption Syndrome

Brikodar Patary, Krishanko Das, Shantasil Pyne

Keywords : Cerebral venous thrombosis, Intestinal lymphangiectasia, Protein losing enteropathy

Citation Information : Patary B, Das K, Pyne S. Excruciating Headache in a Case of Malabsorption Syndrome. Bengal Physician Journal 2019; 6 (2):31-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-6116

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


A 19-year-old male presented to us with anasarca and a history of chronic diarrhea. Investigations revealed primary intestinal lymphangiectasia leading to protein losing enteropathy. Patient was doing well for 1 year on a modified diet until he got admitted with a severe headache, vomiting, and papilledema. Complete workup demonstrated cerebral venous thrombosis as a result of deficiency of protein S.

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