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2023 Jan 11

J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis



Increased stroke severity and mortality in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: An analysis from the N3C database.


Narrett JA, Mallawaarachchi I, Aldridge CM, Assefa ED, Patel A, Loomba JJ, Ratcliffe S, Sadan O, Monteith T, Worrall BB, Brown DE, Johnston KC, Southerland AM
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2023 Jan 11; 32(3):106987.
PMID: 36641948.


Studies from early in the COVID-19 pandemic showed that patients with ischemic stroke and concurrent SARS-CoV-2 infection had increased stroke severity. We aimed to test the hypothesis that this association persisted throughout the first year of the pandemic and that a similar increase in stroke severity was present in patients with hemorrhagic stroke.