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  • Impact Factor: 0.285**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2638-4558
  • DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558
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  •  Physiology
  •  Oncology
  •  Sports Medicine
  •  Gerontology
  •  Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  •  Nursing
  •  Veterinary Sciences
  •  Food Science

Abstract

Citation: Clin Case Rep Int. 2022;6(1):1435.DOI: 10.25107/2638-4558.1435

Central Nervous System Infections Associated with the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

Ferreira-Machado AB, Aranha Watanabe AS, da Silva VL, Diniz CG and Cordeiro Dias V

Department of Clinical Microbiology, The Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

*Correspondance to: Vanessa Cordeiro Dias 

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Abstract:

Neurological manifestations in addition to the typical clinical symptoms of COVID-19, have been reported around the world. A case series of clinical suspect of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the central nervous system (n=8) were analyzed. Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) and nasopharyngeal swab were analyzed by RT-PCR. Our results showed SARS-CoV-2 in five CSF samples and three patients testing positive for COVID-19 also on nasopharyngeal swab. The patients showed different clinical manifestations, including <95% saturation, fever, cough, dyspnea and abdominal pain. The findings of this study alert to the existence of nonspecific symptoms associated with central nervous system infection caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords:

SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; Cerebrospinal fluid; RT-PCR

Cite the Article:

Ferreira-Machado AB, Aranha Watanabe AS, da Silva VL, Diniz CG, Cordeiro Dias V. Central Nervous System Infections Associated with the SARS-CoV-2 Virus. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1435.

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