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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 43-44

COVID-19 and underlying cerebrovascular disease: Analysis on association

1 TWS Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Honorary Professor, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India; Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

Date of Submission09-Apr-2020
Date of Decision09-Apr-2020
Date of Acceptance06-Apr-2020
Date of Web Publication17-Apr-2020

Correspondence Address:
Pathum Sookaromdee
TWS Medical Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.AIAN_280_20

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Sookaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. COVID-19 and underlying cerebrovascular disease: Analysis on association. Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2020;23, Suppl S1:43-4

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Dear Editor,

COVID-19 is a new emerging viral disease that can cause severe respiratory distress. The first patient was reported in Wuhan within the Republic of China,[1] before the disease widespread around the world. The underlying illness is reported for association with severity of COVID-19. Regarding cerebrovascular disease, a Chinese report showed that it is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection.[2]

Here, the author would like to present additional data from the second country that the new disease had occurred since early January 2020, Thailand.[3] At present (8th April 2020), the total number of COVID-19 patients with 30 deaths in Thailand is 2,369. Two (0.08%) from all COVID-19 patients have underlying cerebrovascular diseases. Focusing on association between underlying cerebrovascular disease and mortality [Table 1]. The preliminary observation from our setting did not support the association between having underlying cerebrovascular disease and poor outcome of COVID-19. Further analysis based on more data from international settings is recommended to clarify the exact clinical relationship between COVID-19 and cerebrovascular disease.
Table 1: Association between underlying cerebrovascular disease and mortality

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