Post-partum transverse sinus thrombosis presenting as acute psychosis

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Post-partum transverse sinus thrombosis presenting as acute psychosis. / Dhasmana, DJ; Brockington, Ian; Roberts, A.

In: Archives of Women's Mental Health, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.08.2010, p. 365-367.

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title = "Post-partum transverse sinus thrombosis presenting as acute psychosis",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "Sinus venous thrombosis, Puerperium, Organic psychoses, Central venous sinus thrombosis, Post-partum psychosis",
author = "DJ Dhasmana and Ian Brockington and A Roberts",
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journal = "Archives of Women's Mental Health",
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T1 - Post-partum transverse sinus thrombosis presenting as acute psychosis

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AU - Brockington, Ian

AU - Roberts, A

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N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Sinus venous thrombosis

KW - Puerperium

KW - Organic psychoses

KW - Central venous sinus thrombosis

KW - Post-partum psychosis

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JO - Archives of Women's Mental Health

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