Document Type : Short Communication


1 Department of Neurology, Tohid Hospital, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, ‎Iran

2 Cellular and Molecular Research Center AND Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, ‎School of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran


Background: We report a case series of cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) in women who used oral contraceptive pill (OCP) in the Muslims Ramadan and fasting month.Methods: This study was a retrospective case series of 9 patients with diagnosis of CVT, who admitted in the neurology ward of Tohid Hospital of Sanandaj, Iran, in July-August 2014-2015.Results: Patients had no history of thrombosis before. They were treated with oral contraceptive more than 1 month to be able to fast during Ramadan. They did not have other possible risk factors for CVT. A headache was the most common in 9/9 patients (100%) followed by vomiting and vertigo.Conclusion: We found that high rate of CVT in female population during Ramadan indicates that it needs be considered as a specific risk factor and should be considered by healthcare system.