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Covid long neuropsychologique : origine neurologique ou psychiatrique ?

Other titleNeuropsychological long-COVID : neurologic or psychiatric origin?
Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 17, no. 736, p. 822-826
Publication date2021-04-28

Among the long-COVID symptoms, neuropsychological sequelae are frequent after an infection by SARS-CoV-2, whatever the severity of the respiratory disease in the acute phase. These deficits seem to result from a neurological disorder, but also from psychiatric symptoms. Not only inflammatory components, which can play a major role in the genesis of the neuropsychological sequelae, but also the hypotheses of vascular systemic lesions, the neurotropism of SARS-CoV-2, or the effect of the stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) are suggested. Psychiatric complications due to SSARS-CoV-2 infection would partly explain these neuropsychological sequelae.

  • COVID-19
  • Humans
  • Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System
  • SARS-CoV-2
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BENZAKOUR, Lamyae, ASSAL, Frédéric, PERON, Julie Anne. Covid long neuropsychologique : origine neurologique ou psychiatrique ? In: Revue médicale suisse, 2021, vol. 17, n° 736, p. 822–826.
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