Hemorrhagic Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome as a Manifestation of COVID-19 Infection

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2020 Jul;41(7):1173-1176. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6595. Epub 2020 May 21.

Abstract

We describe 2 hospitalized patients with confirmed coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) infection in whom brain imaging showed hemorrhagic posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, and we discuss the possible reasons for these findings and their relationship to the infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / etiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome / etiology

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2