A case report of cerebral venous thrombosis as a complication of coronavirus disease 2019 in a well-appearing patient
Logan M, Leonard K, Girzadas D. A case report of cerebral venous thrombosis as a complication of coronavirus disease 2019 in a well-appearing patient. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021;5(1):22-25 doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2020.11.49633.
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.