Generalised myoclonus associated with COVID-19 infection.
Postinfectious generalised myoclonus has been reported after many viral and bacterial infections in the past. Recently, some case reports have described it in the context of COVID-19 infection. Most patients described in these case reports are either critically ill and intubated or have concurrent respiratory symptoms. Herein, we present a case of a 79-year-old man, who was recovering from a recent COVID-19 infection, presented with isolated generalised myoclonus. The patient was treated with levetiracetam, a short course (10 days) of dexamethasone, and required extensive rehabilitation. Outpatient follow-up at 2 months suggested complete resolution of symptoms and levetiracetam was subsequently discontinued. This case highlights that generalised myoclonus can occur as a delayed complication of COVID-19 infection.
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Ram, A., Jeelani, H., Kumar, D., & Patel, H. (2021). Generalised myoclonus associated with COVID-19 infection. BMJ case reports, 14(7), e243780. https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-243780
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents, Fellows and Residents