Pontine demyelination as a late complication of resolved mild COVID-19 infection
Previous case reports have demonstrated COVID-19 related neurotropism. Neural infection may result from trans-lamina cribrosa invasion that allows COVID-19 to reach the brain through the olfactory tract. A wide range of symptoms from headaches, anosmia, dysgeusia to neuropathy, encephalitis, cerebrovascular stroke, and rarely demyelination has been reported. Here, we report a case of pontine demyelination causing generalized weakness as a rare neurological complication in a COVID-19 survivor. Our case highlights that even mild and moderate COVID-19 infection can have late neurological sequelae.
Keywords: COVID-19, demyelination, neurological complications, corticosteroids
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