Acute Cerebellar Ataxia in COVID-19 Infection: A Case Report

Adriana Povlow, Andrew J. Auerbach

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Abstract

Background: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been widely reported to cause symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Neurologic complications have not been widely reported without associated respiratory symptoms. These neurologic manifestations have been found mostly in the elderly. There has been no report of ataxia or COVID-19 cerebellitis in the young adult population without associated respiratory symptoms. Case Report: Here we report the case of a 30-year-old patient who presented with isolated cerebellar symptoms and was diagnosed with COVID-19 cerebellitis. Why Should an Emergency Physician Be Aware of This?: It is important for emergency physicians to know that COVID-19 can have many clinical manifestations and to have a high level of suspicion with acute neurologic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 infection
  • acute cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellitis
  • coronavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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