Brain infarctions in Covid-19

Case 1.
Healthy 57 years old male, military (fighter-jet) pilot, presented with speech problems after Covid-19 infection:

MRI shows acute infarctions in the temporo-occipital regions on the left most likely of small embolic nature. Rather unexpected finding in this age and at this location in otherwise healthy person.

Case 2.
67 years old male presented with expressive aphasia. Unknown Covis-19 status:

MRI shows extensive cortical and subcortical as well as periventricular infarctions in temporo-occipital regions on the left.

Some doctors observe increased number of brain infarctions in especially younger age group of patients with Covid-19. There are hypothesis that virus is causing increase risk for both cerebral and cardiac infarctions.

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