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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 896732, 5 pages
Case Report

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Secondary to Forceful Sneeze

Department of Neurology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad 44080, Pakistan

Received 1 September 2014; Revised 27 December 2014; Accepted 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: N. Scott Litofsky

Copyright © 2015 Ali Zohair Nomani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a relatively less common but important neurological condition comprising 5% of all the cerebrovascular accidents. In most populations the reported incidence is 6-7 per 100,000 person-years and one-third of survivors become dependent. It is a serious but potentially treatable cause of neurological morbidity. Multiple authors have identified the most unusual novel associations and triggers of subarachnoid bleeds over the past decade. We herein report a rare case of subarachnoid hemorrhage leading to focal neurological deficit in a middle aged man secondary to forceful sneeze.