The Peripheral Neuropathy and Myopathy Associated with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Correlated New Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) Yukio Takeshita 1 , Takashi Kanda 1 1Department of Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine Keyword: COVID-19 , ギラン・バレー症候群 , 味覚障害 , 嗅覚障害 , 筋炎 , Guillain-Barré syndrome , dysgeusia , dyssomnia , myopathy pp.1045-1048
Published Date 2020/10/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416201646
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome-correlated new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) continues to spread rapidly around the world. Reports regarding the neuropathy and myopathy associated with SARS-Cov-2 increase everyday. SARS-Cov-2 infection may result in peripheral neuropathy and myopathy, although direct infection of the peripheral nerve and muscle by SARS-Cov-2 is exceedingly rare. When initiating clinical treatment for COVID-19, it is crutial to distinguish the peripheral neuropathy or myopathy caused directly or indirectly by SARS-Cov-2 from those caused by other conditions. In this review, we aimed to report the peripheral nerve and muscle disorders associated with SARS-Cov-2 and their possible underlying pathophysiological mechanisms.

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