Sevgi Yimenicioglu1, Ali Murat Aynacı2

1Eskisehir City Hospital, Pediatric Neurology, Eskisehir, Türkiye
2Eskisehir City Hospital, Radiology, Eskisehir, Türkiye

Keywords: Measles, status epilepticus, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, childhood


The major cause of stroke in children is cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), which may cause neurological impairment and even death. The most frequent causes of CVST in kids are infections, followed by anemia, and then dehydration. Despite the existence of a safe and reliable vaccination, measles is an infectious viral infection that continues to be a major cause of death in young children worldwide. With a high morbidity and death rate, measles may result in neurologic consequences, such as acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM), coma, seizures, or obtundation. In this case, a 4-year-old Syrian girl with status epilepticus and an altered sensorium was brought to the emergency room and was later identified as having CVST. There have never been any reports of CVST with measles.

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