COVID-19 and stroke in sub-Saharan Africa: Case series from Dar Es Salaam

Philip Babatunde Adebayo, Nadeem Kassam, Omar Aziz, Ahmed Jusabani, Samina Somji, Mugisha Clement Mazoko

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Low and middle-income countries including those in sub-Saharan (SSA) Africa are experiencing a steady increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. To the best of our knowledge, reports of COVID-19 related strokes are scarce in SSA. The peculiar situation of stroke care in SSA makes COVID-19 associated stroke a bothersome entity as it adds other dynamics that tilt the prognostic balance. We present a case series of COVID -19 related stroke in 3 patients from Tanzania. We emphasized protected code stroke protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPan African Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Africa
  • COVID-19
  • Case series
  • Neurology
  • Stroke
  • Tanzania


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