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A Case Report of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Presenting with Tremors and Gait Disturbance

  • Author(s): Klein, Sharon
  • Davis, Frederick
  • Berman, Adam
  • Koti, Shruti
  • D’Angelo, John
  • Kwon, Nancy
  • et al.
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Introduction: Neurologic symptoms present as significant complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. This report describes a novel manifestation of tremors triggered by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection.

Case Presentation: We describe a case of a 46-year-old man with COVID-19 infection complicated by a bilateral intention tremor and wide-based gait. Although neurological manifestations have been reported related to COVID-19, tremulousness has not yet been described.

Conclusion: Considering the evolving diversity of neurologic manifestations in this infection, emergency physicians should be vigilant of possible COVID-19 infection in patients presenting with unexplained neurologic symptoms.

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