Journal of Pediatric Neurology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716393
Case Report

Neurological Manifestations of Novel Coronavirus Disease in a 2-Month-Old Infant: A Case Report

1  Pediatric Department, Mousavi Hospital, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
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1  Pediatric Department, Mousavi Hospital, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
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1  Pediatric Department, Mousavi Hospital, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
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2  Department of Pediatric, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Bahrami Children's Hospital, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract

The main manifestations of novel coronavirus usually include fever and cough. Neurological manifestations have not been properly identified in children. A 65-day-old infant was hospitalized due to poor feeding, weakness, lethargy, and occasional cough. She suffered several seizures during her hospitalization. The brain computed tomography scan depicted a minor hemorrhage. Due to the exacerbation of her condition during hospital stay and the presence of respiratory symptoms in her parents, coronavirus disease was suspected. Reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (PCR) of coronavirus was positive for both: child and parents. In children with neurological manifestations such as lethargy, recurrent seizures, cerebral hemorrhage, and clinical evidence of respiratory symptoms in his/her relatives, PCR testing for coronavirus is recommended.



Publication History

Received: 23 June 2020

Accepted: 08 July 2020

Publication Date:
02 September 2020 (online)

Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Stuttgart · New York