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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 202
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2021.106495
  • Title of Journal : Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Keywords: Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, COVID-19 infection, NEUROSURGERY

Abstract

© 2021 Elsevier B.V.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.