Neuropathologists play a key role in establishing the extent of COVID-19 in human patients

  • Lokman Cevik
  • Michele Joana Alves
  • Jose Javier Otero The Ohio State University
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV2

Abstract

SARS-CoV2 infection causes COVID-19,  and represents the most emergent health care crisis of our generation. Ample evidence in the scientific literature suggests that SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and endemic human coronaviruses infect brain cells.  We delineate a rationale for encouraging evaluation of the brain, and in particular the brainstem, in COVID-19 so that potential neuropathological mechanisms can be delineated.

Published
2020-04-02
How to Cite
Cevik, L., Alves, M., & Otero, J. (2020). Neuropathologists play a key role in establishing the extent of COVID-19 in human patients. Free Neuropathology, 1, 11. https://doi.org/10.17879/freeneuropathology-2020-2736
Section
Opinion Piece