International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medicine and Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Post COVID 19 Vaccination Associated Neurological Complications

Dr. K. Prasanthi

Abstract: Background: During COVID-19 pandemic, many vaccines have been granted emergency use authorizations. Post authorization, a wide spectrum of neurological complications is continuously being reported following COVID 19 vaccination. Emerging reports of neurological complications associated with Covid 19 vaccinations are leading to regulatory, clinical and public health concerns. Aim: To study the incidence of neurological complications following COVID-19 vaccination particularly covishield (ChAdOx1nCoV-19)and covaxin(BBV152) in tertiary care hospital in South India. Methods: This is an observational study with a sample size of 22 patients, done during June 2021 to February 2022. Patients who presented with neurological complications following covid 19 vaccines, within a time period of one month were assessed based on clinical, radiological, laboratory findings and electrophysiological features. Results: 22 patients presented with various neurological manifestations. Among 22 patients, 10 were male patients, 12 were female patients. 15 patients received covishield vaccine and 7 patients received covaxin. Ischemic stroke occurred in 6 patients out of which 5 patients received covishield and 1 patient received covaxin. Hemorrhagic stroke occurred in 1 patient who received covishield. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) was diagnosed in 5 patients, out of which 3 patients received covaxin, 2 patients received covishield. Gullian Barre syndrome occurred in 6 patients out of which 4 patients received covishield and 2 patients received covaxin. 1 patient presented with optic neuritis who received covishield. 1 patient presented with Bells palsy who received covishield. 1 patient presented with transverse myelitis who received covishield.

Keywords: COVID-19, Vaccination, Neurological Complication

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 2136 - 2140

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