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Title : A Cross Sectional Study to Evaluate the Neurological Symptoms of Acute COVID-19 attack in Iraqi Patients: Applied Study in Private Clinic in Baghdad – Iraq

Abstract :

CVID-19 is new disease that caused by a novel mRNA corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) that transmitted from animals to human. It is spreading from human to human through saliva and nasal discharge droplets. The key entry of this virus to host cells are specific receptors called ACER2. SARS-CoV-2 acts on multiple organs leading to diverse features including that due to it's impacts on the nerves system. The fact that ACER2 receptors are widely distributed in many tissues in the body, can explains - partially - the wide range of organs that damaged during COVID-19 attack. A cross sectional study, involved 220 cases of acute attacks of COVID-19, was done in private clinic, in Baghdad - Iraq, over period extended from 30 \ 3 \ 2020 - 30 \ 11 \ 2020. To demonstrate the neurological symptomatology caused by acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Nearly half of patients with COVID-19 gave neurological symptoms during acute stage of their SRAS-CoV-2 infection. Headache, taste loss or impairment, and anosmia were the nervous system symptoms that associated with highest frequencies among those patients. Iinvolvement of nervous system isn't rare during acute attack of COVID-19. Headache, loss/impairment of taste, and anosmia are the most alarming neurological symptoms for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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