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Acute Encephalopathy in a Child with Coronavirus Disease-2019 Infection

Aarti Kinikar, Rajesh Kulkarni, Uday Rajput, Rajesh Karyakarte

Keywords : Atypical, Children, COVID-19, Encephalopathy, SARS-CoV-2

Citation Information : Kinikar A, Kulkarni R, Rajput U, Karyakarte R. Acute Encephalopathy in a Child with Coronavirus Disease-2019 Infection. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (2):62-63.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1244

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) is a global health crisis. Children account for 1–5% of diagnosed COVID-19 cases with relatively mild presentation and less mortality compared to adults. While patients typically present with fever, shortness of breath, and cough, neurologic manifestations have been reported, mainly in adults. We report a case of COVID-19-associated encephalopathy in an 11-year-old child who presented with altered sensorium and seizures.


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