Orlando Pikatan Desie Yuliani I Ketut Sumada Ni Ketut Candra Wiratmi


Background: Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic disease with a wide spectrum of symptoms.  Neurological symptoms are often found in this disease. Stroke on the other hand is a multifactorial disease that can be caused by a lot of underlying problems.

Case: We report a case of a 67 years old man with a weakness on the right side that was worsened one day before arrival in hospital and a shortness of breath. the patient had history of stroke before, and controlled hypertension. Head Ct-scan showed a stroke infarct, and Swab RT-PCR showed + SARS-CoV-2.

Discussion: Infection may become the risk factor of stroke. inflammatory mediators such as TNF-a , and CRP  support the procoagulant state which leads to stroke.

Conclusion: COVID-19 may increase the risk of stroke due to the inflammation state that leads to procoagulant state