Post-partum transverse sinus thrombosis presenting as acute psychosis
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Whilst cerebral vascular disease and mental illness in the post-partum period are well recognised, their co-existence and the concept of organic psychoses in pregnancy, parturition and the puerperium remains poorly appreciated (Brockington 2006; Brockington Arch Women's Ment Health 10: 177-178, 2007a; Brockington Arch Women's Ment Health 10: 305-306, b). We report a woman who was referred to the Medical team on-call with a mixed presentation of euphoria, mutism and aggressive behaviour but ultimately demonstrated to have a transverse sinus thrombosis and recovered well with anti-coagulation. This serves an important reminder of the implications of a missed medical diagnosis in this high-risk and vulnerable group of patients.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Women's Mental Health|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2010|
- Sinus venous thrombosis, Puerperium, Organic psychoses, Central venous sinus thrombosis, Post-partum psychosis