Stroke as a neurological complication of COVID-19




Stroke; Thromboembolism; Coronavirus Infections; COVID-19.


Objective: To analyze stroke as a complication caused by COVID-19, as well as its clinical repercussions. Methodology: This is an integrative review of articles containing information on diagnoses of neurological signs and symptoms. The search for scientific articles was carried out in the following databases: Latin American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (LILACS), SCIENCE DIRECT, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE) and Scientific Electronic Library Online (SCIELO). Results: Seven articles were selected to perform the integrative review. All manuscripts were published in 2020 (100%). Information was collected regarding the authors, country, title, objective and results found in the studies, elaborating discussions about each article. On the other hand, the authors show that SARS-CoV-2 affects far beyond the lungs and is more than a flu syndrome, demonstrating a multisystemic character, regardless of gender, age and chronic comorbidities. Conclusion: The review showed that there is a tendency that hospitalized patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19 are more likely to develop neurological problems such as a veactually. However, more studies are needed to contain a higher quality of evidence, as well as that health professionals make a broader diagnosis capable of covering all signs and symptoms present in patients with coronavirus.


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SANTOS, I. H. A. .; FARIAS, S. M. .; ANDRADE, T. R. S. F. .; REZENDE, G. E. S. .; TORRES, E. C. .; CAVALCANTE, A. B. .; JESUS, C. V. F. de; OLIVEIRA, D. M. de L. .; FERRARI, Y. A. C. .; SILVA, D. P. da. Stroke as a neurological complication of COVID-19. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. e19610111535, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i1.11535. Disponível em: Acesso em: 23 jan. 2021.



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