Key PointsQuestionWhat is the extent of neurologic involvement in US hospitalized children and adolescents with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? FindingsIn this study of 1695 patients 21 years or younger hospitalized for acute COVID-19 or multisystem inflammatory syndrome, 365 (22%) had neurologic involvement. Forty-three patients (12%) developed COVID-19–related life-threatening neurologic disorders, 11 (26%) died, and 17 (40%) survived with new neurologic sequelae. MeaningIn this study, COVID-19–related neurologic involvement was common in hospitalized children and adolescents and mostly transient.
JAMA Neurology – American Medical Association
Published: May 5, 2021
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