Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19: A Case Series of Iranian Patients
Journal of Cellular & Molecular Anesthesia,
Vol. 5 No. 4 (2020),
Introduction: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is declared a pandemic disease by the World Health Organization. Although the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are preferentially affected by SARS-CoV-2, many patients have been presented with neurologic symptoms. In this report, we describe COVID-19 patients with neurological manifestations.
Case Presentation: We present 14 patients referred to Semnan Kowsar Hospital. The mean age at presentation was 54.25 ± 20.01 years with a range of 24-84 yr. At admission, they had mild symptoms of respiratory involvement. In contrast, they had a wide range of neurological conditions like impaired consciousness, seizure, stroke, ataxia, and muscle numbness. After hospitalization, they developed overt respiratory symptoms. They were positive for COVID-19 confirmed by real-time PCR. All cases received standard care of COVID-19.
Conclusions: During the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic disease, patients with neurological manifestations might be affected by coronavirus. Such patients should be thoroughly evaluated and followed-up.
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