What are risk factors for chronic subdural hematoma (SDH)?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Richard J Meagher, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Risk factors for chronic subdural hematoma include the following:

  • Chronic alcoholism

  • Epilepsy

  • Coagulopathy

  • Anticoagulant therapy (including aspirin)

  • Cardiovascular disease (eg, hypertension, arteriosclerosis)

  • Thrombocytopenia

  • Diabetes mellitus


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