Title

Late-Onset Encephalopathy Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Publication/Presentation Date

12-2020

Abstract

Several typical and atypical neurological manifestations of viral pandemics have been reported. Neurological manifestations of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have recently been reported. In this case report, we present a patient with encephalopathy as a late neurologic manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The patient initially tested positive for the novel coronavirus after presenting with fever, cough, and altered mental status. The symptoms resolved within 5 - 7 days and the patient was discharged home. He subsequently developed worsening encephalopathy in the absence of respiratory symptoms, required hospitalization, and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Complete workup was unrevealing otherwise. We advise clinicians to be aware of late neurological manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) including encephalopathy.

Volume

10

Issue

6

First Page

237

Last Page

239

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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