Peripheral polyneuropathy associated with COVID-19 in two patients: A musculoskeletal ultrasound case report
Soliman S, Klochko C, Dhillon M, Vandermissen N, Van Holsbeeck M. Peripheral polyneuropathy associated with COVID-19 in two patients: A musculoskeletal ultrasound case report. Journal of Medical Ultrasound 2020; 28(4):249-252.
Journal of Medical Ultrasound
As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads, we are encountering multiple different symptoms and related complications. Although the vast majority of literature is focused on its pulmonary manifestations, recent reports have mentioned neurologic manifestations but typically those related to the central nervous system and diagnosed utilizing magnetic resonance imaging. We present two cases of COVID-19-associated peripheral polyneuropathy diagnosed utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound (US), which to our knowledge is the first such case report. US is an instrumental portable modality that can be used for COVID-19 patients in isolation. As this virus continues to spread, understanding and recognizing these COVID-19 related complications and their sonographic findings are crucial.