Volume 2023, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Background: Critical illness-associated cerebral microbleeds and leukoencephalopathy connected to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection are emerging areas of concern in current medical literature.

Methods: We reviewed cases of patients with COVID-19-associated neurological manifestations to study the prevalence and outcome of such conditions.

Case Series Findings: Our review yielded seven distinct patients. Six exhibited cerebral microbleeds, primarily localized in the juxtacortical white matter and the corpus callosum. In contrast, one individual presented with leukoencephalopathy. Tragically, of these patients, five succumbed to their ailments. One was discharged with mild cognitive impairments, while another underwent a tracheostomy and was subsequently moved to a long-term care establishment.

Conclusion: Our findings underscore the significance of neuro-radiological observations in those grappling with severe manifestations of COVID-19, drawing attention to the possible neurological repercussions of the virus.


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