A global multi-cohort study reveals highly prevalent neurologic manifestations linked to premature death in COVID-19

Takeaway

  • People hospitalized with COVID-19 are highly likely to experience neurologic symptoms and are at higher risk of in-hospital mortality.

Why this matters

  • There are increasing reports of neurologic manifestations in COVID-19 but comprehensive data are lacking. This is the first and largest global study of neurologic manifestations in people hospitalized with COVID-19 across cohorts and continents.

  • These important findings highlight the very high prevalence of neurologic manifestations and associated risk of premature death in people hospitalized with COVID-19.