Cerebrospinal fluid features in SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR positive patients

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Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 8:ciaa1165. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1165. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

This study analyzed the cerebrospinal fluid features of 31 COVID-19 patients with neurological complications. We observed neither SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the cerebrospinal fluid, nor intrathecal IgG synthesis, but did observe signs of blood-brain barrier disruption. These results might serve as a basis for a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 related neuropathogenesis.

PMID:32770235 | DOI:10.1093/cid/ciaa1165

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