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Stroke in inflammatory bowel disease: a report of two cases and review of the literature

By Deepak Joshi, Tobias Dickel, Rakesh Aga and Gray Smith-Laing

Abstract

Thrombosis is a recognised complication of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), in particular venous thrombosis. Arterial thrombosis, especially stroke is rare. There is a paucity of information regarding stroke in IBD and its management. The authors describe two cases of stroke in patients with IBD during periods of increased disease activity. The literature regarding this devastating complication and the procoagulant state that exists in IBD are reviewed

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: BioMed Central
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2330027
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