Focal status epilepticus as unique clinical feature of COVID-19: A case report

Catello Vollono, Eleonora Rollo, Marina Romozzi, Giovanni Frisullo, Serenella Servidei, Alberto Borghetti, Paolo Calabresi

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Abstract

SARS-CoV-2, a novel zoonotic coronavirus, is currently spreading all over the world, causing a pandemic disease defined coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The spectrum of COVID-19 ranges from asymptomatic or mild infection to rapidly progressive, acute respiratory distress syndrome and death [1].To the best of our knowledge, status epilepticus has never been described as initial presentation of COVID-19. We report a patient affected by COVID-19 whose primary presentation was a focal status epilepticus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalSeizure
Volume78
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Epilepsy
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Status epilepticus
  • Viral infections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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