Elevated CSF cytokine levels seen in pediatric COVID-19 patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms

Dr Grace Gombolay from the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, provided insights at CNS 2021 into the neuropsychiatric complications from COVID-19 infection and vaccination in pediatric patients.

About 5% of pediatric strokes are associated with COVID-19, and encephalopathy occurs in about 1% of pediatric patients, Dr Gombolay reported.