Title

A case report of cerebral venous thrombosis as a complication of coronavirus disease 2019 in a well-appearing patient

Affiliations

Advocate Christ Medical Center

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: While thrombotic complications of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been documented, the overall risk in non-critically ill cases of COVID-19 remains unknown.

CASE REPORT: We report a case of a previously healthy male patient who presented to the emergency department with headache and extremity paresthesia. The patient was diagnosed with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) and found to have a positive COVID-19 test. Inpatient anticoagulation was initiated, and symptoms had largely resolved at discharge.

CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates the importance of considering thrombotic complications, such as CVT, even in well-appearing COVID-19 patients with no other risk factors for thromboembolic disease.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

33560945

DOI

10.5811/cpcem.2020.11.49633

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