3 weeks ago my co-worker who did not have any symptons other than being treated for having a bad cold and sinus infection died. She had a terribe coughing spell at work and said she had a pain in the back of her head low neck area. Moments later she was vomitting and un-responsive. After calling 911 she was taken to the hospital where a cat scan was done. They said she had a hemorrhage to the brain stem and her brain was full of blood. There was no brain activity.
Her family after a few days decided to remove the life support. She died a few hours later. No autopsy was done because of her religion. She was 48 years old. My question is could a severe coughing spell cause such a thing? My co-workers and I are are left stunned and looking for some answers. Any light that you could shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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