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Correlation, causation, or illusion: SARS-COV-2 infection and stroke


Journal of Neurology & Stroke
Jonathan T Grossman DO, Asia Filatov MD 

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Abstract

Several studies have explored the association between SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID-19 (or symptomatic illness), and stroke. In vitro studies of other coronaviruses suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection could lead to an increase in the incidence of vascular thrombosis and, in turn, acute ischemic stroke (AIS). We performed a review of recent literature in hopes of providing a reliable, evidence-based position on this matter.

Keywords

illness, antibodies, coagulopathy

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