Hemorrhagic complications of cerebral arteritis

Arch Neurol. 1977 Sep;34(9):549-52. doi: 10.1001/archneur.1977.00500210051008.


Intracranial hemorrhage occurred in two patients with cerebral arteritis. One patient with methamphetamine-induced necrotizing angitis had a spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage without an aneurysm. A second patient with ulcerative colitis developed an intracerebral hematoma. Carotid angiography demonstrated a diffuse arteritis in each patient. The risks of bleeding associated with cerebral arteritis are discussed. The use of anticoagulants should be avoided. Cerebral arteritis should be suspected as a cause for intracranial hemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Arterial Diseases / complications*
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / complications
  • Female
  • Hematoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / complications
  • Male
  • Methamphetamine
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*
  • Substance-Related Disorders


  • Methamphetamine