Severe neurologic syndrome associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV)

  title={Severe neurologic syndrome associated with Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV)},
  author={Yaseen M Arabi and Ahmed Al Harthi and Jihan Hussein and Abderrezak Bouchama and Sameera M Al Johani and Ali Hajeer and Basil T Saeed and Anees Wahbi and A. Saedy and Tarek Aldabbagh and R. Okaili and Musharaf Sadat and H H Balkhy},
Since the identification of the first case of infection with the Middle East respiratory syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia in June 2012, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases has exceeded 941 cases globally, of which 347 died. The disease presents as severe respiratory infection often with shock, acute kidney injury, and coagulopathy. Recently, we observed three cases who presented with neurologic symptoms. These are so far the first reported cases of neurologic injury… CONTINUE READING
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