Rapid Evolution of Cerebral Edema in an Elderly with Ischemic Stroke and COVID-19: The Possible Role of Cytokine Storm

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Fnu Rameez, Hemanth Pasupuleti, Marion Oliver, Nabil Wees, Joseph Zachariah, Muhib Khan and Jiangyong Min

 

Abstract

Varied neurological manifestations have been recognized in patients with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) including cerebral vascular events. Here we reported a 78-year old patient with COVID-19 who suffering from right middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke rapidly developed cytotoxic edema with significantly elevated inflammatory biomarkers. Presumably what has been called cytokine storm resulted from SARS-CoV-2 infection likely played a role in this patient’s rapid both radiographic and clinical devastating outcome on day-2 after ischemic stroke. Timely lifesaving intervention should be considered in stroke patients with COVID-19 in the setting of cytokine storm.
 

Published on: July 16, 2020
doi: 10.17756/jnen.2020-S1-005
Citation: Rameez F, Pasupuleti H, Oliver M, Wees N, Zachariah J, et al. 2020. Rapid Evolution of Cerebral Edema in an Elderly with Ischemic Stroke and COVID-19: The Possible Role of Cytokine Storm. J Neurol Exp Neurosci 6(S1): S21-S23.

 

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