84-year old female with confirmed, asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection was admitted to Neurology Department after sudden onset of left-sided hemiparesis and impaired consciousness. Imaging played a key role in diagnostic process, in course of which the diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation (CAA-ri) was made.
According to latest research, SARS-CoV-2 infection is considered to cause various neurological complications. To my best knowledge this is the first case of CAA-ri and SARS-CoV-2 coexistence to be reported.
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