Amira Sidig1, Mazin Salah-Eldien2, Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed2*, Hussien Abbasher3, Radi Tofaha Alhusseini2, Mohammed Abbasher4 and Abbasher Hussien5
1Associated Professor of Community Medicine, Al Neelain University, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
2MBBS Student, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
3MBBS Student, ALYarmouk College, Khartoum, Sudan
4MBBS Student at Al Neelain University, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
5Professor of Neurology, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan
*Corresponding Author: Khabab Abbasher, MBBS Student, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan.
Received: April 03, 2021; Published: October 12, 2021
Introduction: Covid-19 is associated with common neurological diseases including stroke.
It is believed that COVID-19-19 can cause hypercoagulability status which can induce thrombotic events which may predispose for stroke.
Objective: To document COVID-19 as a risk factor for Ischemic Stroke.
Case Report: A 62 years Sudanese male known diabetic, hypertensive, hypercholesterolemia, presented to the casualty with left sided weakness. Full medical history and physical examination was done, routine and specific investigations were done.
Result: The patient, presented with left sided weakness, started suddenly. Both left upper and lower limbs were affected at the same time. He became completely paralyzed within less than six hours. Deviation of the mouth to the right side is noted. Physical examination revealed weakness in the left side of the body (left upper and lower limbs) where the power was grade zero in both limbs plus hypotonia and areflexia. Laboratory investigations were: Complete hemogram rather than lymphopenia no abnormalities were detected, ECG: left ventricular hypertrophy plus left access deviation, Chest X-ray showed evidence of cardiac enlargement and mid zonal pneumonia, chest showed evidence of bilateral ground glass appearance. Test for COVID-19 was positive, CT brain showed an evidence of right Cerebral infarction, D-dimer is elevated, C-reactive protein: 16.2mg/dl.
Conclusion: Strokes are being reported as a complication of COVID-19 due to the hypercoagulability state induced by Covid-19 infection.
Keywords: Covid-19; CT Brain; Chest X-ray
Citation: Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed., et al. “COVID-19 as a Risk Factor for Ischemic Stroke, A Case Report, Khartoum, Sudan, 2020”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.11 (2021): 18-21.
Copyright: © 2021 Khabab Abbasher Hussien Mohamed Ahmed., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.