Neurological complications in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a systematic review
Keywords:Coronavirus Infections, COVID-19, Neurology, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Encephalitis, Stroke
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.
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Copyright (c) 2020 Renato Puppi Munhoz, José Luiz Pedroso, Fábio Augusto Nascimento, Sergio Monteiro de Almeida, Orlando Graziani Povoas Barsottini, Francisco Eduardo Cardoso, Hélio A Ghizoni Teive
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