A wide range of neurological complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is increasingly recognised . Although the majority of these remain ischaemic and haemorrhagic events, various disorders are being reported . In particular, several cases of diffuse acute leukoencephalopathy have been observed in critically ill patients with COVID-19 disease . We report the case of a 59-year-old man with multiple comorbidities and severe COVID-19 pneumonia who developed a diffuse leukoencephalopathy with microhaemorrhages and extensive associated white matter necrosis . Although this is the first documented case of extensive COVID-19-associated white matter necrosis, we highlight the relatively constant features of this injury similar to previously reported cases, including symmetrical involvement of the supratentorial white matter, sparing of the peripheral subcortical regions except in the precentral gyri, frequently associated microhaemorrhages, relative sparing of the deep gray matter structures and infratentorial structures, and lack of enhancement.