Noteworthy Neurological Manifestations Associated With COVID-19 Infection

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Cureus. 2020 Jul 3;12(7):e8992. doi: 10.7759/cureus.8992.


March 11, 2020, marked the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was being reported as severe respiratory illness. However, since the recognition of this novel virus, there has been a constant realization that it may present or manifest in a multitude of ways. At first, the typical signs and symptoms were what one would expect from a respiratory virus: cough, shortness of breath, and fever. However, as the disease became more prevalent, neurologic symptoms were reported such as headaches, hypogeusia, and hyposmia. This case report aims to add to the growing body of neurologic manifestations by presenting two cases, Bell's palsy and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Each case involves flaccid paralysis as the primary presentation.

PMID:32775074 | PMC:PMC7402542 | DOI:10.7759/cureus.8992

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