Large-Vessel Stroke as a Presenting Feature of Covid-19 in the Young

Covid-19 Cases


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We report five cases of large-vessel stroke in patients younger than 50 years of age who presented to our health system in New York City. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection was diagnosed in all five patients.

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The New England Journal of Medicine – April 28, 2020
N Engl J Med 2020; 382:e60
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2009787