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Cognitive impairment in COVID-19 survivors

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The neurological manifestations of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 are extremely diverse. At the same time, there is currently very little data on the neurological complications of COVID-19. There are more and more publications on the presence of a complication, such as cognitive impairment (CI). The latter is analyzed in patients with COVID-19 during their hospital stay and later on. The paper discusses possible mechanisms, including a hyperinflammatory state (cytokine storm), coagulopathy, and the neurotropic effect of the virus, which may play a role in the development of CI in patients with COVID-19. It considers management tactics for patients with CI in the presence of coronavirus infection and the possibility of their correction with citicoline (Noocil®).

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T. M. Ostroumova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation

Tatiana Maksimovna Ostroumova

8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119021

P. A. Chernousov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119021

I. V. Kuznetsov
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119021


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Ostroumova T.M., Chernousov P.A., Kuznetsov I.V. Cognitive impairment in COVID-19 survivors. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2021;13(1):126-130. (In Russ.)

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