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Multiple cerebral microbleeds associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation

Jan 15, 2021 | Magazine: Neurología

R Valenti-Azcarate  1 , P Irimia Sieira  2 , I Esparragosa Vazquez  2 , M Riverol Fernandez  2


Mr. Editor:

Cerebral microbleeds are one of the most significant manifestations associated with cerebral small-vessel vascular disease.

However, this phenomenon may be related to other less common processes or conditions. These lesions have been described, for example, as a complication of sepsis in which there is a combination of precipitating factors such as alterations in coagulation or hypoxia, among others1. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques can be useful to characterize these lesions and differentiate them in their broad differential diagnosis.

We present an atypical case of multiple cerebral hemorrhages as a result of the development of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in the context of cardiac arrest.

CITATION  Neurologia (Engl Ed). Jan-Feb 2021;36(1):88-89.  doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2020.01.003.