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COVID-19 To Cause Stroke In Young People

American doctors say the Wuhan virus may be increasing strokes in people in their 30s to 40s, whether they have mild or no symptoms.

According to reports stroke occurred in cases of mild to moderate illness, doctors at Mount Sinai Health System, New York City, reported on April 23.

Earlier, reports of doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that COVID-19 could cause abnormal blood clotting. This condition also leads to stroke.

Dr. Thomas Oxley, neurosurgery department at Mount Sinai and colleagues witnessed 5 patients with stroke. All were under 50 years of age, with mild or no symptoms of COVID-19.
He said that;

“The virus coagulates in large arteries, leading to a serious stroke. According to our observations, the stroke rate in young patients has increased 7 fold in the past two weeks. Most of them had no history of infection.”

The Lao Dong newspaper reported that stroke was not common in young people, especially the major cerebral artery blockage. In a paper that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team said that, in the past 12 months, the team treated an average of 0.73 patients under the age of 50 each week. That means less than 2 people in a month.

The researchers noted, blockages in large blood vessels cause serious damage if not handled immediately. At least 1 patient in the study died, while others were treated in a rehabilitation facility, intensive care unit or stroke department. Only one patient has returned home but needs intensive care, Dr. Oxley said.

He added that:

"The most effective treatment for major thromboembolism is the treatment of a blood clot, but this must be done within 6 hours and sometimes within 24 hours."

According to the American doctor, his team wants to warn that people who are self-isolated due to COVID-19 should monitor their symptoms on their own and call emergency services immediately if there are any signs of a possible sudden stroke.

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