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2020 Apr 30

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Status of SARS-CoV-2 in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with COVID-19 and stroke.


Al Saiegh F, Ghosh R, Leibold A, Avery MB, Schmidt RF, Theofanis T, Mouchtouris N, Philipp L, Peiper SC, Wang Z-X, Rincon F, Tjoumakaris SI, Jabbour P, Rosenwasser RH, Gooch RM
J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2020 Apr 30.
PMID: 32354770.


Emergence of the novel corona virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV-2) in December 2019 has led to the covid-19 pandemic. The extent of covid-19 involvement in the central nervous system is not well established, and the presence or the absence of SARS-CoV-2 particles in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a topic of debate.