Neurological complications in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a systematic review.

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Neurological complications in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a systematic review.

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2020 05;78(5):290-300

Authors: Munhoz RP, Pedroso JL, Nascimento FA, Almeida SM, Barsottini OGP, Cardoso FEC, Teive HAG

Abstract
BACKGROUND: As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds worldwide, different forms of reports have described its neurologic manifestations.
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on neurological complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
METHODS: Literature search performed following systematic reviews guidelines, using specific keywords based on the COVID-19 neurological complications described up to May 10th, 2020.
RESULTS: A total of 43 articles were selected, including data ranging from common, non-specific symptoms, such as hyposmia and myalgia, to more complex and life-threatening conditions, such as cerebrovascular diseases, encephalopathies, and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
CONCLUSION: Recognition of neurological manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 should be emphasized despite the obvious challenges faced by clinicians caring for critical patients who are often sedated and presenting other concurrent systemic complications.

PMID: 32490966 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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