CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS SECONDARY TO SARS-COV-2 INFECTION

Authors

  • Yiko Wong Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Qin Zhi Lee Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Yuen Kang Chia Neurology Unit, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Heng Gee Lee Infectious Disease Unit, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Abstract

Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a relatively rare form of neurovascular emergency, and may present as headache, seizure, or focal neurological deficit. It typically has a higher occurrence in younger women. Recently, there are increasingly cases of CVT reported in association with COVID-19, which fall outside the typical demographics, suggesting a hyper-coagulable state attributable to COVID-19. Here, we present a case of CVT in a young gentleman with concomitant COVID-19, who presented with first-onset seizure.

Keywords:

CVT, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2

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Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

Yiko Wong, Qin Zhi Lee, Yuen Kang Chia, & Heng Gee Lee. (2021). CEREBRAL VENOUS THROMBOSIS SECONDARY TO SARS-COV-2 INFECTION. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research (MJMR), 5(4). Retrieved from https://ejournal.lucp.net/index.php/mjmr/article/view/1445