Neurology and COVID-19

In the early days of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, involvement by neurologists seemed unnecessary. The virus was thought to lead to a respiratory illness, largely sparing the brain and the rest of the nervous system. However, early reports from large outbreaks in China quickly changed this view. A study of more than 200 patients hospitalized in 3 COVID-19 focused hospitals in Wuhan demonstrated that more than one-third experienced a variety of neurologic manifestations, including altered mental status and acute cerebrovascular diseases, most commonly in those with severe respiratory illness.

Neurology and COVID-19
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