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Neurologic manifestations in an infant with COVID-19

Tags: , , , , | April 5th, 2020

Currently, there are over 1.9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) globally with over 590,000 cases in the United States. The number of COVID-19-positive children in the United States is unknown. A report summarizing 72,314 COVID-19 cases from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention noted 416 COVID-19-positive children younger than 10. An observational study at Wuhan Children’s Hospital noted 31 COVID-19-positive children younger than 1 year with the youngest confirmed case in a 1-day old. Cases were largely characterized by upper respiratory tract infection or pneumonia, fever, cough, and pharyngeal erythema. Concomitant neurologic problems have been reported among COVID-19-positive adult patients.

We report the case of a COVID-19-positive 6-week-old who presented with fever, cough, and 2 brief 10–15 seconds episodes of upward gaze and bilateral leg stiffening.

Read the full case report here.