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2022 Mar




COVID-19-Associated Encephalitis: Two Case Reports.


Marques LM, Marques SR, Costa O, Freitas E, Machado Á
Cureus. 2022 Mar; 14(3):e23243.
PMID: 35342667.


The infection with SARS-CoV-2 is primarily associated with respiratory symptoms. Since its appearance, several neurological symptoms have been reported, most commonly headache and anosmia, as well as less frequent complications such as COVID-19-associated encephalitis and meningitis. In this case report, we describe two patients, who were 49- and 50-year-old infected with SARS-CoV-2, who presented to the emergency department with altered mental status and behavioral changes. A diagnosis of acute meningoencephalitis associated with COVID-19 was considered, and both patients had a good response to corticosteroid treatment.