Association of COVID-19 infection and juvenile stroke: A case series

Mozhdehipanah, Hossein and Paybast, Sepideh and Mavandadi, Shirin (2021) Association of COVID-19 infection and juvenile stroke: A case series. Acta Neurologica Taiwanica, 30 (1). pp. 27-34.

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Ischemic stroke has been increasingly reported as a consequence of COVID-19 infection. However, the underlying etiology is not well determined. The objective of this study is to discuss association of juvenile stroke with COVID-19 infection. We analyzed 5 COVID-19 positive and stroke patients with a mean age of 41.2 years-old. Three patients developed large vessel occlusion, one small vessel occlusion and one PRES with superimposed lobar ICH, respectively. The mean initial NIHSS of our patients was 11.6. Except the one with massive cerebellar infarct, a desirable outcome occurred with a mean mRS 2.6 at discharge. The mean ESR and CRP level was elevated to 30.4 ml and 32 mg/dl. The severity of COVID-19 infection was considered mainly as mild. COVID-19 infection has the potential to induce hypercoagulability state contributing to stroke development even in the mild form of disease

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: University Portal > vice chancellor > vcr
Depositing User: Mrs Shahrzad Gholami
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 05:50
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 05:50
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11043

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