Mustafa Broachwala, D.O., resident physician within the Johns Hopkins Department of PM&R, discusses a case report on ALS presentation following COVID-19 infection. This case was shared at the AAPM&R 2022 Annual Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland.
this is a case report that we ended up doing with the 73 year old female. Um No significant past medical history. Um She ended up coming um to johns Hopkins with neurologic decline, functional decline. Uh Several falls and this was about a month or two after she had been diagnosed with Covid 19, only a mild infection. Um And you know work up was uh you know, didn't reveal anything in CSF studies. So it was a bit of a peculiar case but even beyond the LS itself, the reason why we ended up presenting this case was um really its onset and you know, following COVID-19 only a month or two afterwards. And I think this is really important for clinicians and researchers in the future to really understand that there are many, many manifestations that can come after covid 19 infection. Um There have already been several other neurologic conditions and to add A. L. S. To that. Um With this being one of the first ones, you know in the literature so far. Um I think is really important. Uh So not only should clinicians be aware that it could potentially be something that follows infection, but also for researchers to understand really the mechanism and path of physiology of how this neurologic condition can come about, I think is quite important. And really our goal for this research