Neuromuscular Complications of Covid 19: A Review of Literature

Vijaya Lakshmi Valaparla *

Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Shireen Mary Jacob

Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

Arpitha Komaragiri

Department of Neurology, Louisiana State University Health, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

Anand Vilaschandra Patel

Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Chilvana Patel

Department of Neurology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Background: There is growing evidence that Covid 19 is associated with a myriad of neurological complications. There is still a paucity of understanding of the various biological underpinnings directing this association.

Results: This was a review of the literature on various neuromuscular complications associated with Covid 19 infection and vaccination. The literature extensively discusses conditions such as Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Myasthenia Gravis (MG), and the role of Covid 19 in various aspects of the disease process associated with these conditions. Cranial neuropathies have been reported in case studies and series.

Conclusion: Further studies are needed to deepen the understanding of this association and monitor the long-term implications of Covid 19 infection as well as vaccination on the neuromuscular system. This understanding can potentially translate into the determination of effective preventive and treatment strategies for various neuromuscular complications associated with Covid 19.

Keywords: Neuromuscular complications, Covid 19, Covid 19 vaccination, guillain barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis

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Valaparla , V. L., Jacob , S. M., Komaragiri , A., Patel , A. V., & Patel , C. (2023). Neuromuscular Complications of Covid 19: A Review of Literature. Asian Journal of Research and Reports in Neurology, 6(1), 170–180. Retrieved from


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