Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Study Volume 4 Issue 8

Sensory Motor Polyneuropathy in a COVID 19 Patient: An Interesting Case Report

Pushpanjali R Ojha1*, Mohd Saif Khan2, Pradip Kumar Bhattacharya3, Aneesha Thomas4 and Kritika Raj5

1Assistant Professor (Pathology), Trauma Center, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, RIMS, Jharkhand, India
3Professor and HOD, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Trauma Center, RIMS, Jharkhand, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, RIMS, Ranchi, India
5Junior Resident, Department of Anaesthesia, RIMS, Ranchi, India

*Corresponding Author: Pushpanjali R Ojha, Assistant Professor (Pathology), Trauma Center, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Received: July 08, 2021; Published: July 28, 2021


Background: The neurotropic effect of SARS - CoV2 virus manifests as inflammatory and demyelinating changes. The major entities reported were stroke, GBS, ADEM and encephalitis. A rare case of sensory motor polyneuropathy (SMPN) in COVID 19 was reported in our institute.

Methods: A COVID19 diseased patient without any previous neurological disorders was admitted and during the course of treatment developed neurological complications. After complete radiological and pathological evaluation he was diagnosed as a case of SMPN - a new manifestation of SARS - CoV2 infection.

Results: HRCT chest shows COVID 19 related ARDS, MRI (T2W) at D6-10 spines shows subtle patchy intramedullary high signal intensity and Nerve conduction study revealed asymmetrical sensory-motor polyneuropathy. He had leucocytosis with neutrophilia, lymphopenia, raised Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio, D-Dimer and ferritin.

Conclusion: SMPN is relatively rare but acute manifestation of SARS-CoV2 infection which need immediate management and long term follow up to diagnose chronic complication related with it.

Keywords: Guillain - Barre Syndrome; Sensory Motor Polyneuropathy; Nerve Conduction Study


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Citation: Pushpanjali R Ojha., et al. “Sensory Motor Polyneuropathy in a COVID 19 Patient: An Interesting Case Report”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.8 (2021): 68-71.


Copyright: © 2021 Pushpanjali R Ojha., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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