SARS-CoV-2 and intracerebral hemorrhage: what is the link?


  • SARS-CoV-2 infection may predict mortality in individuals with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

Why this matters?

  • ICH is associated with a high mortality rate.

  • COVID-19 has been associated with potentially life-threatening thrombotic complications such as cerebrovascular and venous thrombolytic events; however, the link between COVID-19 and hemorrhagic stroke is unclear.

  • A better understanding of the predictors of ICH may improve management of individuals with COVID-19.