Journal of Pediatric Neurology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715857
Case Report

Pseudotumor Cerebri Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection in a Boy

Victor Soto Insuga
1  Department of Neuropediatrics, Niño Jesús Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Verónica Cantarín-Extremera
1  Department of Neuropediatrics, Niño Jesús Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Inés Solís-Muñoz
2  Department of Radiology, Niño Jesus Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Silvia Buendía-Martínez
3  Clinical Analysis Laboratory, Niño Jesus Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
María Atencia-Ballesteros
4  Department of Ophthalmology, Niño Jesus Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
Beatriz Bernardino
1  Department of Neuropediatrics, Niño Jesús Hospital, Madrid, Spain
,
María Luz Ruiz Falcó
1  Department of Neuropediatrics, Niño Jesús Hospital, Madrid, Spain
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Abstract

We present the case of a 7-year-old boy who started with diplopia and paralysis of the sixth unilateral cranial nerve after a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The cranial resonance was normal and the cerebrospinal pressure was 32 cm H2O detected by lumbar puncture. The treatment with corticosteroids and acetazolamide was effective. This is the first case of idiopathic intracranial hypertension associated to SARS-CoV-2 probably due to immune-mediated process.



Publication History

Received: 11 June 2020

Accepted: 08 July 2020

Publication Date:
02 September 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Stuttgart · New York