Jennifer Frontera, MD: Neurologic Symptoms of COVID-19

April 30, 2020

The professor of neurology at NYU Langone detailed the neurologic symptoms that have been observed in patients with COVID-19.

“We get to this point where we don’t know how much is casual versus causal because strokes happen in a high frequency within the population anyway.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the country, neurologists are continually learning more about the neurological symptoms associated with the disease. At the moment, gathering imaging data has been challenging due to the lack of resources, overcrowding in hospitals, and difficulties transporting patients.

Jennifer Frontera, MD, professor of neurology, NYU Langone, is among many doctors in New York City who have been dedicating their time to care for patients with COVID-19 who also have preexisting neurologic conditions. She told NeurologyLive that while a multitude of symptoms and conditions have been observed in this patient population, there is not enough evidence to make vast assumptions at this point.

In this interview, Frontera provides in-depth detail on her personal encounters with COVID-19 in a hospital setting and the documented neurologic symptoms she has seen in these patients. She also provides insight on the overlap surrounding neurologic symptoms that may or may not have been triggered by COVID-19.