Non-aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in COVID-19

Suzanne Harrogate, Alex Mortimer, Lorna Burrows, Barnaby Fiddes, Ian Thomas, Claire M Rice*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with hyper-coagulopathy, but haemorrhage, including spontaneous intracerebral parenchymal haemorrhage and diffuse petechial cerebral haemorrhage have also been reported. We present two cases of non-aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) in patients with severe COVID-19. Careful review of neuroimaging for haemorrhagic complications of COVID-19 should be undertaken, particularly for those patients receiving enhanced prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism. Although likely to be a marker of severe disease, non-aneurysmal SAH can be associated with favourable outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
Early online date28 Aug 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2020

Structured keywords

  • Covid19


  • subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • COVID-19
  • clinical neurology
  • neuroradiology


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