Neurological manifestations in pediatric patients with COVID-19: case report

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https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2021.382.6781

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Encephalitis, Meningitis, Seizure, Guillain Barré Syndrome, Status Epilepticus, Child

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic currently affects millions of people including the pediatric population. The clinical manifestations in children are diverse: respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological, neurological and systemic. In order to describe the various clinical and neurological manifestations during the evolution of the disease, we documented a series of cases of pediatric patients with COVID-19. Various mechanisms are proposed through which SARS-CoV-2 would cause neurological injury (direct injury, secondary to an immune response, among others) with variable clinical characteristics (seizures, muscle weakness, sensorial disorder). Studies on clinical characteristics and prognostic factors in children and adolescents with SARS-CoV-2 are limited, therefore, this report provides a spectrum of neurological manifestations associated with SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric population.

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2021-03-29

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Case Report

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Schult-Montoya SC, Pichilingue-Torres PR, Vásquez-Vidal WL, Rodríguez-Mujica EO, Juárez-Luna M. Neurological manifestations in pediatric patients with COVID-19: case report. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];38(2):352-7. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/6781

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