Isolated neurological symptoms in a teenager with COVID-19

Pezad N Doctor, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA, Sowkya Rangarajan, Jocelyn Ang, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease, Children's Hospital of Michigan,Detroit, MI, USA
2021 Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports  
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) predominantly affects the respiratory system. However, COVID-19 associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a state of hyper inflammatory shock affecting the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hematologic and central nervous system. Isolated neurological manifestations have rarely been reported, especially in children and adolescents. We describe a 17-year-old boy presenting with intermittent headaches, altered
more » ... ntal status and right sided weakness, was found to be positive for SARS-COV2 from nasopharyngeal sampling. His neurological symptoms lasted for three weeks and subsequently improved spontaneously. Keywords: SARS-CoV2; Encephalitis; Headaches.
doi:10.52768/2766-7820/1131 fatcat:6bur77bjirbkrmgymmd6bca24m