Stroke as the Sole Manifestation of Covid-19 in an Argentinean Patient

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Bandeo Lucrecia Noelia, González Fabio Maximiliano, Miquelini Ariel, Bala Marta Inés, Saucedo Miguel Ángel, Uribe Roca Claudia Marcela, León Cejas Luciana Vanesa, Fernández Pardal Manuel María, Reisin Ricardo Claudio, & Bonardo Pablo. (2023). Stroke as the Sole Manifestation of Covid-19 in an Argentinean Patient. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, 12(1). Retrieved from


Background— Ischemic stroke has been reported in patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) who also
have other symptoms of COVID-19. Ischemic stroke has very infrequently been seen in patients with asymptomatic
Case Description— A 80-year-old man presented sudden onset of moderate left faciobrachial weakness. He did
not have any sign or symptom related to COVID-19. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed a small right fron
tal infarction. Chest computed tomography scan did not have any findings suggestive COVID-19. Nasopharyngeal

swab analyzed using polymerase chain reaction confirmed Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-
COV-2) infection. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was detected during hospitalization and oral anticoagulation was

Conclusion— Screening for SARS-COV-2 infection may need to be considered in all patients with acute ischemic
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