Unusual Presentation of COVID-19 Disease Leading to Respiratory Distress and Coma

  • Julie Paradis Internal Medicine, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Hendrik Kevers Internal Medicine, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Begium
  • Soufiane Chebli Internal Medicine, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Begium
  • Serge Blum Neurology, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium
  • Pascal Reper Critical Care, CHR Haute Senne, Soignies, Belgium; Critical Care department, CHU UCL Namur, Yvoir, Belgium

Keywords

Coma, Coma, Coma, COVID-19, COVID-19, COVID-19, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Guillain-Barré syndrome, respiratory failure, respiratory failure, respiratory failure

Abstract

Multiple neurological complications including Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been associated with COVID-19. We describe a case of GBS related to SARS-CoV-2 infection with an unusual presentation beginning with mobilization problems at home without previous classic respiratory or general manifestations. Asymptomatic infection with COVID-19 can lead to critical situations with respiratory insufficiency because of neurological complications such as GBS.

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  • Published: 2021-04-07

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    Paradis J, Kevers H, Chebli S, Blum S, Reper P. Unusual Presentation of COVID-19 Disease Leading to Respiratory Distress and Coma. EJCRIM 2021;2 doi:10.12890/2021_002418.