Genome-wide association study to identify genetic markers of cerebral venous thrombosis


  • The ABO gene may be associated with cerebral venous thrombosis, with an increased risk in people with an AB blood group.

Why this matters

  • Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is an uncommon form of stroke, occurring more commonly in young people.

  • Although numerous risk factors have been reported for CVT, it has been hypothesized that genetic factors also contribute to CVT.

  • Currently the genetic etiology of CVT is not well understood.