CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women - WINCARS 2020; 5(03): 264-270
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716134
Review Article

The Neurological Aspects of COVID-19: Do Women Respond Differently?

Aastha Takkar
1  Department of Neurology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
Monika Singla
2  Department of Neurology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
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Financial Disclosures/Funding Source None.


Neurovirulence of Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) was established soon after the Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic broke. While the initial reports from Chinese cohorts suggested that around 8 to 36% patients of COVID-19 develop neurological complications, upcoming literature revealed the various neurological presentations this newly emergent virus could have. Data on neurological manifestations of COVID-19 is still accumulating. Despite an immense flooding of recent databases, gender-specific issues of this novel virus still remain elusive. Increased mortality has been noted in elderly male patients, and immediate risk of death is a major concern. As per the available literature, women are more likely to recover from the virus, but little is described about the medical and social repercussions. Gender-based analysis should help delineate specific problems in women in the rapidly changing scenario. This article discusses the relevant neurological aspects of COVID-19 with specific reference to women.

Publication History

Publication Date:
27 August 2020 (online)

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