Unilateral Thalamic and Basal Ganglia Edema Associated with Deep Venous Thrombosis Following Bacterial Meningitis
A 40-year-old woman visited our emergency department due to a 3-day history of headache. She was found to have deep cerebral vein thrombosis, which was worsened after initiation of heparin treatment. We present her as the only reported case of unilateral thalamic and basal ganglia edema in the setting of deep vein thrombosis secondary to bacterial meningitis.
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