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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2021 ) > List of Articles

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Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19: A Series of Seven Cases

Kavya Goel, Ajay Kumar, Sahil Diwan, Santvana Kohli, Harish C Sachdeva, Saurav M Mustafi, Pravin Kumar

Keywords : Cerebrovascular accident, COVID-19, Encephalitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Neurological, SARS-CoV-2

Citation Information : Goel K, Kumar A, Diwan S, Kohli S, Sachdeva HC, Mustafi SM, Kumar P. Neurological Manifestations of COVID-19: A Series of Seven Cases. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (2):219-223.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23723

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Identification of neurological manifestations associated with SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) in patients with no or mild pulmonary infection proves to be a challenge. The incidence of neurological associations of COVID-19 may be small as compared with respiratory disease; however, in the present scenario with an increasing number of cases each day, the overall incidence of patients with neurological manifestations and their health-related socioeconomic impact might be large. Hence it is important to report such cases so that healthcare providers and concerned authorities are aware of and may prepare for the growing burden. The literature on primary neurological manifestations of COVID-19 is limited, and hence our case series is relevant in the current scenario. The most commonly reported neurological complications are cerebrovascular accidents, encephalopathy, encephalitis, meningitis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). We present a series of seven cases with various neurological presentations and possible complications from this novel virus infection.


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