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Zitek 2022First Published: 2022 Jan 14Updated Date: 2022 Jan 14

COVID-19 Infection and Simultaneous Worsening of Pre-Existing Neurologic Conditions: a Case Report Series

  1. Study Type
  2. Observational
  1. Study Aim
  2. Diagnostic/Prognostic
  1. Study Design
  2. Case Report
  1. Intervention Assignment
  2. Not Applicable
Reference record

COVID-19 Infection and Simultaneous Worsening of Pre-Existing Neurologic Conditions: a Case Report Series

Zitek K, Goyal D
Journal article
Report Results
Viral infection commonly causes exacerbation of chronic conditions. However, this is not yet well reported in patients with a SARS-CoV2-infection and a history of a chronic neurologic disorder. At our institute, we had a patient presenting with more definitive upper respiratory symptoms and no history of vaccination, while the other patient was a breakthrough case with minimal pulmonary symptoms. However, both cases illustrated aggravated symptoms in otherwise stable neurologic disorders. We recommend that all patients with exacerbated neurological conditions should be tested for COVID even if they are asymptomatic. Our patients responded well to high dose steroids