Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis as a Presentation of COVID-19

  • Christopher Hughes Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Tom Nichols Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Martin Pike Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Christian Subbe Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Salah Elghenzai Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Bangor, Wales, UK

Keywords

COVID-19, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, anticoagulation, stroke

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We describe the case of a 59-year-old man who presented with headache, hypertension and a single episode of fever with no other symptoms. He subsequently developed unilateral weakness. Computer tomography identified a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). A subsequent test for COVID-19 was positive. This is the first report of CVST as a presenting symptom of COVID-19 infection.

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  • Published: 2020-04-29

    Issue: Vol 7 No 5 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Hughes, C., Nichols, T., Pike, M., Subbe, C., & Elghenzai, S. (2020). Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis as a Presentation of COVID-19. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 7(5). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001691