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.

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van den Enden, A.J.M. (Antoon J.M.), van Gils, L., Labout, J., 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