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Revista de Neuro-Psiquiatría

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BARRETO-ACEVEDO, Elliot et al. Acute encephalitis associated with SARS-CoV-2: first case report in Peru. Rev Neuropsiquiatr [online]. 2020, vol.83, n.2, pp.116-122. ISSN 0034-8597.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, atypical clinical forms have been described, in which extra-respiratory symptoms predominate; among them, cases of concurrent neurological manifestations have been reported. Based on the coronavirus identification in the central nervous system in the 2002 SARS-CoV outbreak, a potential neurotropism of SARS-CoV-2 has been raised. Few patients with acute encephalitis associated with SARS-CoV-2 have been described in the world literature. In this report we present two cases of Peruvian patients with acute encephalitis concurrent to COVID-19, we reviewed the literature and discussed the possible mechanisms of neurotropism and neuroinvasion.

Keywords : encephalitis; COVID-19; Peru.

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