CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Annals of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714153
Review Article

COVID-19 and Neurological Manifestations

Neeraj Balaini
1  Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Manish Modi
1  Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) which has taken the form of a pandemic. It mainly presents as fever, cough, shortness of breath involving respiratory system but neurological manifestations are increasingly being recognized worldwide and even virus RNA was demonstrated to be present in cerebrospinal fluid of a patient. SARS-CoV-2 involves both central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Virus can enter the neural tissue from hematological route or through retrograde transport from nerve endings. Physicians especially neurologists should be aware regarding neurological manifestations as patient can present with these conditions in emergency. We therefore reviewed the neurological diseases or complications associated with COIVID-19 in available literature.



Publication History

Publication Date:
06 July 2020 (online)

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