Belgian Journal of Paediatrics
Acute encephalopathy due to SARS-COV-2 in a neonate
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Keywords

epilepsy
punctuate white matter lesions
sars-cov-2
meningo-encephalitis
Neonatal seizures

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How to Cite

Tretjakova, M., Barrea, C., & Leroy, P. (2023). Acute encephalopathy due to SARS-COV-2 in a neonate. Belgian Journal of Paediatrics, 25(3), 185–186. Retrieved from http://www.belgjpaediatrics.com/index.php/bjp/article/view/209

Abstract

We present the case of a 5-day-old patient who was admitted to the emergency department with initially unilateral and then generalised seizures and lethargy. Cerebral MRI had shown diffusion-restricted symmetrical fronto-parietal lesions consistent with viral encephalitis due to SARS-COV-2. The control MRI showed signs of necrosis with the appearance of cavitation, predominantly on the left side. Neurological follow-up was performed at 1, 3 and 6 months of age and showed no significant neurodevelopmental delay.

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