UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurological Surgery; Department of Neurology

Publication Date

2020-08-20

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

COVID-19, bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage, neurologic complications

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 by American Society of Neuroradiology. Open access article posted as allowed by the publisher's open access policy at http://www.ajnr.org/page/content/Information-for-Authors#nih.

DOI of Published Version

10.3174/ajnr.A6712

Source

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

Journal/Book/Conference Title

AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32819902

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