Excruciating Headache in a Case of Malabsorption Syndrome

JOURNAL TITLE: Bengal Physician Journal

Author
1. Krishanko Das
2. Brikodar Patary
3. Shantasil Pyne
4. Nandini Chatterjee
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10070-6116
Volume
6
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
1
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@27f1f17b ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@21cc4e32 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@465dbdc2 ,
4. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@67b60441
Article keywords
Cerebral venous thrombosis, Intestinal lymphangiectasia, Protein losing enteropathy

Abstract

A 19-year-old male presented to us with anasarca and a history of chronic diarrhea. Investigations revealed primary intestinal lymphangiectasia leading to protein losing enteropathy. Patient was doing well for 1 year on a modified diet until he got admitted with a severe headache, vomiting, and papilledema. Complete workup demonstrated cerebral venous thrombosis as a result of deficiency of protein S.

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