COVID-19 infection produces subarachnoid hemorrhage; acting now to understand its cause: A short communication

BATÇIK O. E., KANAT A., Cankay T. U., Ozturk G., KAZANCIOĞLU L., KAZDAL H., ...More

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, vol.202, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 202
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106495
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, COVID-19 infection, NEUROSURGERY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


In the medical literature, some case reports on the association of the COVID-19 infection and occurrence of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)have been reported Aim of the present paper is to search the causes of this association The diagnosis of COVID-19 was based on the real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and computed tomography (CT) of the chest. There were four patients, whose median ages were 46,758, ranged 36-54 years). In conclusion, Spontaneous SAH can occur in the early and late course of COVID-19 infection. Its early recognition of the patient with spontaneous SAH is imperative.