Acute Ischemic Stroke- A presenting feature of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Authors

  • Shrebash Paul Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SM Mahbubur Rahman Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Forhad Uddin Hassan Chowdhury Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rafiqul Alam Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury Department of Internal Medicine, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54684

Keywords:

COVID-19, Acute stroke, RT-PCR, Bangladesh

Abstract

The ongoing pandemic caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a global concern. Although SARS-CoV-2 primarily involves lung, there are emerging data on involvement of heart, brain, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, liver and others. Amongst neurological manifestations, acute stroke, encephalitis and GBS are reported. Here we describe two RT-PCR confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infected patients presented with acute ischemic stroke. The possible background mechanisms are arterial thrombosis due to hypercoagulability, direct and immune-mediated neuronal damage, viral vasculopathy, cardio-embolism etc.

BSMMU J 2021; 14 (COVID -19 Supplement): 60-63

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Published

2021-07-07

How to Cite

Paul, S., Rahman, S. M., Chowdhury, F. U. H., Alam, M. R., & Chowdhury, F. R. (2021). Acute Ischemic Stroke- A presenting feature of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 14(3), 60–63. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v14i3.54684

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Case Reports