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"Our report shows a seven-fold increase in the incidence of sudden stroke in young patients during the past two weeks".

According to CNN Health, Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in NY, gave details of the five people they treated.

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Although there are no conclusive studies connecting this rash to COVID-19, "we are seeing this in unprecedented numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we have to think that there might be a relationship", Dr. Amy Paller, the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University School of Medicine, said.

This potential evidence poses a problem in NY especially, since officials have advised residents against calling 911 unless they begin experiencing severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, in order to avoid overwhelming ambulance services. "Most of these patients have no past medical history and were at home with either mild symptoms (or in two cases, no symptoms) of COVID", he added.

According to a previous report of CNN, there are three major reasons why COVID-19 patients are at high risk of having a stroke or blood clot: One of them is patients who are infected by COVID-19 already have underlying medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Some doctors told Business Insider that blood-thinning drugs might work against these side-effects, while others considered clot-busting medications used to treat strokes.

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For comparison, the hospital has treated an average of 0.73 patients under the age of 50 years every two weeks due to large vessel stroke. Since mid-March, he said, his colleagues had seen 32 stroke patients with large blood clots in their brains.

"All tested positive. Two of them delayed calling an ambulance", he went on.

Of those treated by his medics, Dr Oxley said one has died, one has gone home but will need intensive care while the others are in either rehabilitation units, the stroke unit or ICU.

A stroke occurs when the blood flow becomes interrupted sue to the abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain. A stroke in the large blood vessel in the brain may cause severe and irreversible damage if it is not treated promptly. It means it is a bigger clot.

He explained that when blood flow is stopped, the brain cells die. Oxley says people should familiarize themselves with an easy mnemonic to self-diagnose a stroke and get quick treatment: FAST.

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