STROKE AND COVID-19
In this paper recently published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, the authors describe the demographic, clinical, radiological and laboratory characteristics of six consecutive patients assessed between 1st and 16th April 2020 at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK, with acute ischaemic stroke and COVID-19 infection. In particular, all six patients had large vessel occlusion with markedly elevated D-dimer levels (≥1000μg/L). Three patients had multiterritory infarcts, two had concurrent venous thrombosis, and, in two, ischaemic strokes occurred despite therapeutic anticoagulation.
by Marialuisa Zedde and Francesco Cavallieri