DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1145_23 ISSN: 2249-4863

Acute haemorrhagic necrotizing encephalopathy associated with COVID-19 in a patient with liver cirrhosis

Sweta Singh, Uday S. Singh
  • General Materials Science

COVID-19 is emerging as a global pandemic and is a complex disease presenting with multi-organ involvement. Acute haemorrhagic necrotizing encephalopathy (AHNE) is a rarely reported phenomenon post-COVID-19 but is a rapidly progressing, fatal, haemorrhagic necrosis of the CNS parenchyma. Here, we present a very interesting case of a cirrhotic male patient with AHNE with COVID-19. Diagnosis of AHNE requires a multimodality approach and high index of suspicion in a patient suffering from SARS-CoV-2. Timely intervention and diagnosis may lead to a favourable outcome in the diagnosed cases. Future detailed studies in this direction may give an insight into this rare but important disease entity.

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