Objective: demonstrate a clinical case of antecollis that occurred in a patient after COVID-19 disease.
Background: despite numerous studies in favor of the attack of SARS-CoV-2 on the central nervous system, there are still many unknowns regarding the frequency or consequences of neuroinvasion [1, 2]. The role of infectious etiology in the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinsonism has already been proposed .
Method: case report.
Results: an 80-year-old woman complaining of forced head bending, frequent falls. The debut of the disease occurred in February 2022, 10 days after COVID-19 disease, when antecollis gradually began to appear, which increases in the sitting and standing position and decreases in the supine position.
Family history: the patient’s mother had a tremor of the hands and head from the age of 25.
In the neurological status: the forced inclined position of the head – antecollis [figure1], parkinsonian gait, hypomimia, dysphonia, resting tremor in the hands. There are no cognitive, oculomotor, urination disorders. The laboratory and instrumental examination revealed no deviations.
Conclusion: We present a unique case of abnormal posture antecollis following a COVID-19 infection. Further monitoring and study of patients with neurodegenerative diseases and COVID-19 will reveal pathogenesis issues in the future.
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To cite this abstract in AMA style:S. Kopishinskaia, I. Velichko, O. Ivanovskaia. COVID-19-associated antecollis: a case report [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2022; 37 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/covid-19-associated-antecollis-a-case-report/. Accessed September 23, 2023.
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