Superior sagittal sinus thrombosis in a child with nephrotic syndrome

Abhay A. Divekar, Uma S. Ali, Milind D. Ronghe, Aalok R. Singh, Rashmi B. Dalvi

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A 3-year-old male with steroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome developed a rare complication, sagittal sinus thrombosis during an episode of gastroenteritis, while on steroid therapy. Anticoagulation, as assessed by partial thromboplastin time, was difficult to maintain, despite administering high doses of heparin, infusions of fresh-frozen plasma to provide antithrombin III, and, subsequently, maximum doses of warfarin (0.3 mg/kg per day). Despite these problems the child made a complete neurological recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-207
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Anticoagulation problems
  • Hypercoagulability
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Sagittal sinus thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology


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