Title

Facial Diplegia as a Rare Late Neurologic Manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Publication/Presentation Date

12-2020

Abstract

Multiple recent publications have reported numerous neurologic complications of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) infection. Among these is Guillain-Barre syndrome and its variants, including facial diplegia. In this case we present a patient with facial diplegia following a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient initially presented with respiratory symptoms and subsequently developed bilateral facial weakness approximately 3 weeks later prompting an emergency department (ED) visit. Extensive laboratory and imaging workup was negative for other etiologies. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was notable only for mild elevation in white blood cells and protein. Patients with acute neurologic symptoms should be evaluated carefully regarding recent infections or possible exposures to help identify and minimize late complications of this novel virus.

Volume

10

Issue

6

First Page

235

Last Page

236

ISSN

1923-2845

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology

Peer Reviewed for front end display

Peer-Reviewed

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article

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