The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), which is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is known to cause substantial pulmonary disease. However, clinicians observed many extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. Neurological manifestations are being recognised increasingly. On the basis of knowledge of other coronaviruses, especially those that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome epidemics, cases of central nervous system disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 might be expected to be rare. We report four cases of neurologic manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 in elderly patients who presented to the Geriatric Department of Pescara Hospital (Italy).

Neurological features of COVID-19 infection: A case series of geriatric patients

Desideri G.;Santilli F.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), which is responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is known to cause substantial pulmonary disease. However, clinicians observed many extrapulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. Neurological manifestations are being recognised increasingly. On the basis of knowledge of other coronaviruses, especially those that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome epidemics, cases of central nervous system disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 might be expected to be rare. We report four cases of neurologic manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 in elderly patients who presented to the Geriatric Department of Pescara Hospital (Italy).
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