Neurologic complications of COVID-19

Catherine E. Hassett, Aron Gedansky, Ibrahim Migdady, Adarsh Bhimraj, Ken Uchino, Sung Min Cho

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Patients with COVID-19 have a fairly high risk of neurologic complications, including encephalopathy, stroke, central nervous system infection, seizures, and neuromuscular diseases. Many report losing their senses of smell and taste, and many survivors report lingering neurocognitive impairment. The diagnosis and treatment of these complications does not differ from that in other patients, although sophisticated testing may not be readily available for a patient in intensive care and respiratory isolation. Clinicians should therefore be alert to these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-734
Number of pages6
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • can be neurotropic
  • Human coronaviruses
  • including SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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