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Psychosis as Initial Clinical Presentation for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report

Fannie Louis, Samir Yelwatkar, Harshal Sathe, Sagar Karia

Keywords : Case report, Cerebral venous thrombosis, Neuroimaging, Psychosis

Citation Information : Louis F, Yelwatkar S, Sathe H, Karia S. Psychosis as Initial Clinical Presentation for Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2024; 18 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0144

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVT) is a rare cause of stroke affecting the venous circulation. It typically presents with the features of raised intracranial pressure (ICP) or cerebral edema caused by the thrombus obstructing the blood drainage from the brain. The presentation of CVT with behavioral change amounting to psychosis has rarely been reported. We aim to report the case of a young female, who presented and was admitted for the acute onset psychotic symptoms, and was later found to have CVT on brain imaging. The presentation, management and the outcome of the case have been discussed. We conclude that the physicians and psychiatrists must have a high index of suspicion for the organic lesion in the cases presenting with acute psychosis.

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