Educational content on VJNeurology is intended for healthcare professionals only. By visiting this website and accessing this information you confirm that you are a healthcare professional.

Share this video  

AAN 2021 | Neurological complications of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized Covid-19 “long haulers”

Igor Koralnik, MD, FAAN, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, describes the findings from a study of 100 non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long-haulers” admitted at the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The clinic was established in May 2020 and received patients from all over the United States without a physician referral or positive test for SARS-CoV-2. Half of the patients presented symptoms and tested positive for the virus, while the other half only presented symptoms. From May to November 2020, the patients were observed and answered questionnaires regarding their quality of life. Dr Koralnik discusses the findings related to age, neurological symptoms, the presence of previous autoimmune disease, cognitive tests, and time for recovering. The impaired quality of life on COVID-19 long-haulers can impact the workforce worldwide. This interview took place during the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2021 Annual Meeting.