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.
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.