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Stroke and SARS CoV-2 Infection: Lessons of Pandemic

Tariq M Janjua

Keywords : Neurointensive care, Neurology, Stroke

Citation Information : Janjua TM. Stroke and SARS CoV-2 Infection: Lessons of Pandemic. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2022; 11 (1):61-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1373

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 24-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Ischemic cerebrovascular disease has become one of the main causes of disability worldwide. The development of the pandemic of SARS CoV-2 has not decreased consultation for ischemic cerebrovascular events; on the contrary, neurotropism of the new coronavirus makes the central nervous system an affected area.2,3,4 This has directly caused increased presentation, consultations, and procedures on these patients. The coronavirus-associated thrombotic disease develops in the hyperinflammation phase that occurs between days 10 and 14. The risk of developing an acute ischemic stroke is greater in the context of the new pandemic.

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