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2020 Sep 09

BMC Pediatr



Fatal central nervous system co-infection with SARS-CoV-2 and tuberculosis in a healthy child.


Freij BJ, Gebara BM, Tariq R, Wang A-M, Gibson J, El-Wiher N, Krasan G, Patek PM, Levasseur KA, Amin M, Fullmer JM
BMC Pediatr. 2020 Sep 09; 20(1):429.
PMID: 32907595.


Central and peripheral nervous system symptoms and complications are being increasingly recognized among individuals with pandemic SARS-CoV-2 infections, but actual detection of the virus or its RNA in the central nervous system has rarely been sought or demonstrated. Severe or fatal illnesses are attributed to SARS-CoV-2, generally without attempting to evaluate for alternative causes or co-pathogens.