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Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Post COVID 19 in Neurological Unit of Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar – Senegal

Introduction: The new coronavirus constitutes a public health problem due to its many often fatal complications such as thromboembolic diseases. Upper this infectious state, neurological diseases are reported mainly ischemic stroke and rarely cerebral venous thrombosis. Observation: We report the case of a 76-year-old diabetic, hypertensive patient who was well monitored and who presented neurological manifestations 24 hours after home returning from hospitalization for COVID 19 infection fifteen days before. Major signs were dehydration grade I according to the WHO, confusional syndrom, left pyramidal syndrom of cortical type predominantly on facial and arm and regular tachycardia. The brain imagery revealed a double thrombus in sinus and diagnosis of cerebral thrombosis (CVT) was made. Biological abnormalities were noted, such as neutrophilic hyperleukocytosis and thrombocytopenia. The evolution was favorable with symptomatic treatment and after putting on oral curative dosis anticoagulant. Conclusion: Cases of cerebral venous thrombosis are increasingly reported in the literature, but Cases of CVT in the field COVID 19 remain rare, especially in Africa. Elderly age and vascular risk factors could favorite occurrence of cerebral venous thrombosis in cases of Sars-Cov infection. It is important to think about it in the face of any brain neurological picture given the thrombogenic nature of COVID 19, mainly in geriatric population. However, guidelines must been done for better management of these patients even if outcomes evolution are generally favourable.

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, New Coronavirus, Anticoagulant, Neurology, CHU Fann, Dakar, Senegal

APA Style

Sow, A. D., Basse, A. M., Mansoj, H. M., Fall, A. A., Gaye, N. M., et al. (2024). Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Post COVID 19 in Neurological Unit of Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar – Senegal. Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience, 8(1), 8-11.

ACS Style

Sow, A. D.; Basse, A. M.; Mansoj, H. M.; Fall, A. A.; Gaye, N. M., et al. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Post COVID 19 in Neurological Unit of Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar – Senegal. Clin. Neurol. Neurosci. 2024, 8(1), 8-11. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20240801.12

AMA Style

Sow AD, Basse AM, Mansoj HM, Fall AA, Gaye NM, et al. Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Post COVID 19 in Neurological Unit of Fann Teaching Hospital, Dakar – Senegal. Clin Neurol Neurosci. 2024;8(1):8-11. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20240801.12

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