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A Case Report of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis as a Complication of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Well-appearing Patient

  • Author(s): Logan, Monica;
  • Leonard, Kyle;
  • Girzadas Jr, Daniel
  • et al.

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.

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