Clinical Neuroscience

[Encephalitis following COVID-19 disease]

VARANNAI Lajos1, MAGYAR Zsuzsa1, BARANYAI Beatrix2, AJZNER Éva3, CZURKÓ Marina1

JULY 30, 2021

Clinical Neuroscience - 2021;74(07-08)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18071/isz.74.0277

Case Reports

[Shortly after that COVID-19 appeared it became clear, that although the disease mainly characterized by respiratory symptoms, other signs frequently appeared, which showed involvation of other organs. There are several new publications which report about neurological complications. According to data developing of encephalitis could be relatively frequent among these. Its symptoms can mostly be observed concommittantly with respiratory symptoms or during critical state of the disease, and several forms were detected. In our patient symptoms of central nervous system involvement appeared a few weeks after healing of COVID-19 pneumonia. Clinical signs, imaging, electroencephalograpy and cerebrospinal fluid analysis confirmed the diagnosis of encephalitis. Considering the previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and the results of the examinations, we think this case was a postinfectious central nervous system disease. There are only a few data available regarding encephalitis after Covid-19 disease in the literature, yet. ]

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  1. Jósa András Oktatókórház, Neurológiai Osztály, Nyíregyháza
  2. Jósa András Oktatókórház, Radiológiai Osztály, Nyíregyháza
  3. Jósa András Oktatókórház, Központi Laboratórium, Nyíregyháza

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