A rare cause of headache in childhood: Behçet’s disease case presented by central sinus thrombosis

Behçet’s disease, which is characterized by recurrent oral-genital ulcers and multisystem involvements, is rare in childhood. Cerebral venous thrombosis is observed in approximately 0.2% of Behçet’s cases and is usually seen after fi ve years of diagnosis. We report on a 12-year-old male patient that presented with headache and bilateral papilledema due to multiple thromboses in the superior sagittal sinus, bilateral transverse sinus and sigmoid sinus, and was fi nally diagnosed with Behçet’s disease.

Keywords: Behcet syndrome; headache; child; papilledema; venous thrombosis
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 58, No 2, april - june 2014
Authors: Pınar Gençpınar, Kamil Karaali, Şenay Haspolat, Özgür Duman
Reference work: Paediatr Croat. 2014;58:146-149
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13112/PC.2014.26

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