Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Delayed Awakening in a Young Adult with COVID-19: A Case Report


Acar E. , Aydınlar E. , Yalınay Dikmen P., Golabi P., Bolsoy Ş.

Touch Neurology, vol.17, no.1, pp.1-3, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17925/usn.2021.17.1.53
  • Title of Journal : Touch Neurology
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3

Abstract

After the outbreak of a novel coronavirus, millions of people have been affected and a significant percentage have died. In this report, we describe a young healthy patient with COVID-19 disease who progressed rapidly and had cerebral venous thrombosis without any known risk factors. The patient had classical high fever and cough complaints at the beginning. After 1 week, he needed mechanical ventilation, and due to his impaired consciousness, we performed a brain MRI, which detected cerebral venous thrombosis. It is known that COVID-19 causes thrombotic/thromboembolic events in several ways. Cerebrovascular involvement should be taken into account, especially in patients with COVID-19 who show some neurological symptoms, to start proper investigation and treatment.