Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2020; 24 (24): 13044-13048

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202012_24210

Nervous system complications of COVID-19 with a focus on stroke

Y.-L. Zhou, J. Lu, Y.-B. Cheng, N. Xin

Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China. xinning1986a@163.com


As a severe and highly contagious infection, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) affects all aspects of society and has become a global public health problem. Because of the complexity of the pathology of COVID-19, it is difficult to treat. An increasing number of reports have indicated that COVID-19 may have neurological complications, including stroke. The nervous system complications of COVID-19 have gradually attracted research attention. In this review, we summarize the latest findings related to COVID 19, elaborate on the possible mechanism of COVID 19 related onset of stroke, and summarize current treatment options because an improved understanding and appropriate treatments may improve the prognosis of patients with COVID-19-related stroke.

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Y.-L. Zhou, J. Lu, Y.-B. Cheng, N. Xin
Nervous system complications of COVID-19 with a focus on stroke

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2020
Vol. 24 - N. 24
Pages: 13044-13048
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202012_24210