Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 343 - 346 2020-07-04

COVID-19 disease is a worldwide pandemic. Patients present to hospitals with upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, however it can also be encountered with many different clinics. We aimed to share the patient who has COVID-19 and presented with stroke. A 67-year-old female patient presented to the emergency service complaints of mental fog and shortness of breath. She had known lung cancer, hypertension and diabetes. There were no signs compatible with COVID-19 in her history or examination. No feature was detected in her blood tests. Diffuse cerebral infarction was observed in diffusion MRI examination. The patient, whose general condition was poor, was taken into follow up in intensive care unit. On the eighth day of her follow-up, the patient passed away. In places where COVID-19 disease is observed commonly, it would be appropriate for emergency physicians to take COVID-19 disease into consideration in stroke cases. 
COVID-19, stroke, pandemic
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Primary Language en
Subjects Emergency Medicine
Journal Section Case Reports

Orcid: 0000-0001-7722-6639
Author: Ensar DURMUŞ (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-8433-3763
Author: Fatih GÜNEYSU
Institution: Department of Emergency Medicine, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : July 4, 2020

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal COVID-19 and stroke: a case report %A Ensar Durmuş , Fatih Güneysu %T COVID-19 and stroke: a case report %D 2020 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 6 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.719715 %U 10.18621/eurj.719715