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.
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Reming, K., Sivakumar, K., Moheb, N., Nizam, A., & Yacoub, H. A. (2020). Late-Onset Encephalopathy Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Journal of neurology research, 10(6), 237–239. https://doi.org/10.14740/jnr614
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, USF-LVHN SELECT Program