Personalized Approach to Patient with MRI Brain Changes after SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Ljiljana Marcic, Marino Marcic, Sanja Lovric Kojundzic, Barbara Marcic, Vesna Capkun, Katarina Vukojevic
2021 Journal of Personalized Medicine  
From the beginning of SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic, it was clear that respiratory symptoms are often accompanied with neurological symptoms. Neurological manifestations can occur even after mild forms of respiratory disease, and neurological symptoms are very often associated with worsening of the patient's condition. The aim of this study was to show abnormal brain neuroimaging findings evaluated by MRI in patients after SARS-CoV-2 infection and neurological symptoms. Methods: Sixteen patients
more » ... Sixteen patients after mild forms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, twenty-three patients after moderate forms of SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as sixteen healthy participants in the control group underwent MRI 3T brain scan. All subjects in the SARS-CoV-2 group had small, punctuate, strategically located and newly formed hyperintense lesions on T2 and FLAIR sequences. New lesions were formed more often in the bilateral frontal subcortical and bilateral periventricular, correlated with the severity of the clinical picture. These changes indicate an example of silent cerebrovascular disease related to SARS-CoV-2 and once again emphasize the neurotropism of the virus.
doi:10.3390/jpm11060442 pmid:34063824 fatcat:zvu6yvejs5cr7pt26fqfqaqx6q