Fulminant cerebral edema as a lethal manifestation of COVID-19
The contribution of neurological symptomatology to morbidity and mortality after infection with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus (SARS CoV II) is ill-defined. We hereby present a case of a 57-year old male patient, in excellent physical condition, who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with respiratory distress duo to SARS CoV II-induced bilateral pneumonia. After 2 weeks at the ICU, with respiratory conditions improving, the patient developed lethal cerebral edema. This case advocates regular wake-up calls in Coronavirus disease 2019 patients for neurological (radiological) evaluation to provide rapid diagnosis and a therapeutic window for fulminant central nervous system complications.
|Keywords||Imaging, Neurological complication, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-associated Coronavirus|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2020.06.053, hdl.handle.net/1765/129170|
|Journal||Radiology Case Reports|
van den Enden, A.J.M. (Antoon J.M.), van Gils, L, Labout, J.A.M, van der Jagt, M, & Moudrous, W. (Walid). (2020). Fulminant cerebral edema as a lethal manifestation of COVID-19. Radiology Case Reports, 15(9), 1705–1708. doi:10.1016/j.radcr.2020.06.053