COVID-19 Review Volume 12, Issue 18 pp 18754—18764
Neurological manifestations in COVID-19 and its possible mechanism
- 1 Department of Neurology, Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116000, Liaoning, China
- 2 Department of Neurology, Clinical Medical College, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225001, Jiangsu, China
- 3 The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410000, Hunan Province, China
Received: March 22, 2020 Accepted: July 7, 2020 Published: September 27, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103732
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In December 2019, the first cases of the acute respiratory illness now known as Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The main clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are a fever, dry cough and general weakness, although in some patients, a headache, tight chest, diarrhea, etc. are the first clinical manifestations. Neurological practice is involved in all aspects of medicine, from primary care for patients with migraines to consultations with patients in the intensive care unit. Few disorders spare the nervous system, and newly emerging infections are no exception. As neurologists, we are concerned about the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infections on the nervous system. Multiple neuropathy, rhabdomyolysis, cerebrovascular disease, central nervous system infections and other common neurological diseases require attention during this outbreak.