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Neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19: A literature review.
J Clin Neurosci. 2020 Jul; 77:8-12.JC

Abstract

The Coronavirus disease due to SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan city, China in December 2019 and rapidly spread to more than 200 countries as a global health pandemic. There are more than 3.5 million confirmed cases and around 165,000 to 243,000 fatalities. The primary manifestation is respiratory and cardiac but neurological features are also being reported in the literature as case reports and case series. The most common reported symptoms to include headache and dizziness followed by encephalopathy and delirium. Among the complications noted are Cerebrovascular accident, Guillian barre syndrome, acute transverse myelitis, and acute encephalitis. The most common peripheral manifestation was hyposmia. It is further noted that sometimes the neurological manifestations can precede the typical features like fever and cough and later on typical manifestations develop in these patients. Hence a high index of suspicion is required for timely diagnosis and isolation of cases to prevent the spread in neurology wards. We present a narrative review of the neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19. Our aim is to update the neurologists and physicians working with suspected cases of COVID-19 about the possible neurological presentations and the probable neurological complications resulting from this novel virus infection.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurology, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan. Electronic address: farooqrathore@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32409215

Citation

Ahmad, Imran, and Farooq Azam Rathore. "Neurological Manifestations and Complications of COVID-19: a Literature Review." Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, vol. 77, 2020, pp. 8-12.
Ahmad I, Rathore FA. Neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19: A literature review. J Clin Neurosci. 2020;77:8-12.
Ahmad, I., & Rathore, F. A. (2020). Neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19: A literature review. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience : Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, 77, 8-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2020.05.017
Ahmad I, Rathore FA. Neurological Manifestations and Complications of COVID-19: a Literature Review. J Clin Neurosci. 2020;77:8-12. PubMed PMID: 32409215.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19: A literature review. AU - Ahmad,Imran, AU - Rathore,Farooq Azam, Y1 - 2020/05/06/ PY - 2020/04/24/received PY - 2020/05/04/accepted PY - 2020/5/16/pubmed PY - 2020/7/4/medline PY - 2020/5/16/entrez KW - Clinical features KW - Coronavirus KW - Delirium KW - Encephalitis KW - Headache KW - Neurology KW - Stroke SP - 8 EP - 12 JF - Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia JO - J Clin Neurosci VL - 77 N2 - The Coronavirus disease due to SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan city, China in December 2019 and rapidly spread to more than 200 countries as a global health pandemic. There are more than 3.5 million confirmed cases and around 165,000 to 243,000 fatalities. The primary manifestation is respiratory and cardiac but neurological features are also being reported in the literature as case reports and case series. The most common reported symptoms to include headache and dizziness followed by encephalopathy and delirium. Among the complications noted are Cerebrovascular accident, Guillian barre syndrome, acute transverse myelitis, and acute encephalitis. The most common peripheral manifestation was hyposmia. It is further noted that sometimes the neurological manifestations can precede the typical features like fever and cough and later on typical manifestations develop in these patients. Hence a high index of suspicion is required for timely diagnosis and isolation of cases to prevent the spread in neurology wards. We present a narrative review of the neurological manifestations and complications of COVID-19. Our aim is to update the neurologists and physicians working with suspected cases of COVID-19 about the possible neurological presentations and the probable neurological complications resulting from this novel virus infection. SN - 1532-2653 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32409215/Neurological_manifestations_and_complications_of_COVID_19:_A_literature_review_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0967-5868(20)31078-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -