Guillain–Barré Syndrome as a Neurological Complication of COVID-19 Infection: A Case Series and Review of the Literature
International Clinical Neuroscience Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 3 (2020),
21 June 2020
Background: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global pandemic. Although the main clinical manifestations of the COVID-19 infection has confined to the respiratory system, there is some evidence suggesting the neuro-invasive potential of the COVID-19. There are limited reports of Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) as a peripheral nervous system complication of COVID-19 infection.
Methods and results: We described four patients with COVID-19 infection who developed acute polyneuropathy with a final diagnosis of Guillain–Barré syndrome.
Conclusion: COVID-19 may have the potential to invade the peripheral nervous system. GBS, as one of the critical neurological complications of COVID-19, could be considered as a post-infectious event.
- Novel corona-virus
- COVID -19
- neurological complication
- Guillain–Barré syndrome
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