Fatalities following intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy have been reported. Major fatal complications following intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy include intracranial hemorrhage, aortic dissection, and extracranial bleeding. However, the possibility that intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy itself paradoxically induces synchronized multiple cerebral novel infarctions has never been considered. We herein report the first case of bilateral internal carotid artery infarction with onset seizure following intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator therapy for a vertebral-basilar artery infarction.

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