Ischemic stroke is a rare finding in COVID-19 infected patients: A case report

  • Anum Ashfaq Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Atif Beg Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Irshad Khan Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Tariq Hussain Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Uzma Batool Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: coronavirus, ischemic stroke, hypercoagulable state, cytokine storm, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Abstract

Coronavirus has become a global pandemic and causing huge number of mortalities due to variety of complications. Presentations from COVID-19 infection vary from mild respiratory symptoms, fever, pulmonary embolism, heart attacks and neurological manifestations to deadly acute respiratory distress syndrome. A case of elderly patient who was diagnosed as having COVID-19 infection with mild symptoms who was then admitted in hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 infection and then developed a massive ischemic stroke during the hospital stay. Coronavirus disease can present with atypical features for which clinicians should be aware of; so that the diagnosis and treatment should not be delayed and patient can receive maximum benefit with special emphasis on anticoagulant therapy in minimal symptomatic infection.

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Author Biographies

Anum Ashfaq, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Resident General Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Atif Beg, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Head of Dept. of Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Irshad Khan, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Consultant Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Tariq Hussain, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Consultant Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Uzma Batool, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Consultant Medicine, Department of General Medicine, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission General Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

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Published
2021-08-01
How to Cite
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Ashfaq A, Beg M, Khan I, Hussain T, Batool U. Ischemic stroke is a rare finding in COVID-19 infected patients: A case report. JSTMU [Internet]. 1Aug.2021 [cited 27Oct.2021];4(1):66-8. Available from: https://j.stmu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/jstmu/article/view/119