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Department of Neurological Surgery; Department of Neurology

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Cardiovascular Diseases | Infectious Disease | Nervous System Diseases | Neurology | Neurosurgery | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Virus Diseases


Bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage is exceedingly rare. To our knowledge, our patient is the first reported case of a confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient who had bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage. In the absence of other risk factors for bilateral deep cerebral involvement, we suspect that COVID-19 may be contributing to these rare pathologies. Most published data represent a correlation between COVID-19 and neurologic complications, and more research is still needed to prove causation.


COVID-19, bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage, neurologic complications

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Daci R, Kennelly M, Ferris A, Azeem MU, Johnson MD, Hamzei-Sichani F, Jun-O'Connell AH, Natarajan SK. Bilateral Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage in a Patient with Confirmed COVID-19. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6712. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32819902. Link to article on publisher's site

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AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

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