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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

On-line version ISSN 2631-2581Print version ISSN 1019-8113


GARCIA-BERMUDEZ, Ricardo Jorge  and  BERTADO-CORTES, Brenda. Disability associated with COVID-19’s neurological manifestations. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2021, vol.30, n.2, pp.98-101. ISSN 2631-2581.


COVID-19 is mainly a respiratory illness, however, with an incidence in nearly a third of patients of neurological manifestations secondary to affection to the central or peripheral nervous system, used to be more frequent in severe illness, having a wide range of disability and mortality.

Clinical case:

We present the clinical case of a 39 years old female ,previously healthy, with diagnosis of COVID-19, initiating her illness with encephalitis and status epilepticus, posteriorly longitudinally extensive myelitis and anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which, despite of opportune diagnosis and treatment, she had a poor outcome developing persistent vegetative state.


COVID--19’s neurological manifestations could lead to a high risk of disability and mortality, needing an opportune detection and treatment, with a high suspicion of encephalitis and status epilepticus in patients with decrease of alertness and focal motor symptoms.

Keywords : COVID-19; Disability; Encephalitis; Myelitis; Neurological manifestations; Status epilepticus..

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