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2022 Jan 20

Ir Med J



Behcet’s Disease (BD) Presenting as a Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST).


Powell S, Morris B, Murray J, O'Neill E
Ir Med J. 2022 Jan 20; 115(1):524.
PMID: 35279058.


Presentation 20 year old Caucasian male presented to eye casualty 4 weeks post initial diagnosis of bilateral acute anterior uveitis (AAU), with a three-week history of a progressively worsening headache associated with nausea and vomiting. Diagnosis Non-contrast Computed Topography of the head and Magnetic Resonance venogram revealed a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). He had a long-standing history of intermittent oral ulceration, and was diagnosed with Neuro Behcet's Disease (NBD). Treatment The patient was commenced on a therapeutic dose of enoxaparin and prednisolone, and was discharged on enoxaparin, warfarin, tapering prednisolone and azathioprine. Discussion/Conclusion NBD is a rare, but serious manifestation of BD. BD is an important differential diagnosis in a young patient presenting with CVST or bilateral AAU.