Possible neurological effects of COVID-19 (Podcast Episode 23)

Guest: Allen J. Aksamit, Jr., M.D.

Host: Danielle (DeeDee) J. Stiepan (@deedeestiepan)

Originally identified as a respiratory disease, COVID-19 causes neurological symptoms in some patients, including stroke, loss of consciousness, headache, and even the loss of taste and smell. What's unknown is whether these are direct effects of the virus entering the nervous system, or consequences of the disease's effect on the body.

Allen J. Aksamit, Jr., M.D., a Mayo medical institution neurologist, discusses potential neurological effects of COVID-19.

AskMayoExpert COVID-19 Navigator resources: https://askmayoexpert.mayoclinic.org/navigator/COVID-19

This education is supported in part by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer Inc. and is in accordance with ACCME guidelines.

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Published

August 6, 2020

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