Brain Science Advances

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Advances in the study of nervous system infections in COVID-19


SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, olfaction, nervous system


Shortly after its outbreak, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has very rapidly spread to become a global epidemic. Early clinical findings mainly included typical symptoms such as fever and cough with a very high transmission rate. Recent findings have demonstrated neurological manifestations of atypical symptoms, which is associated with poor prognosis. In this paper, we describe the neurological aspects of COVID-19 pneumonia in terms of relevant neurons, virus-associated receptors, and olfactory and neurological clinical manifestations and offer insights on treatment.