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:: Volume 13 - Covid 19 Supplement 2 ::
Caspian J Intern Med 2022, 13 - Covid 19 Supplement 2: 259-263 Back to browse issues page
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a Presenting Symptom of COVID-19: A case-series from Iran
Mahsa Owji , Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi , Faezeh Gholamian , Seyed Yaser Mousavi
Department of Psychiatry, Children’s Medical center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , yaser135778@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1843 Views)
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) involves different organs and clinical presentations varying from respiratory symptoms to gastrointestinal symptoms and neurological symptoms. Another group of symptoms are psychiatric symptoms and according to a study, 53.8% of participants reported various degrees of these symptoms.
Case Presentation: In this study, we presented six cases with sudden onset OCD or exacerbation of the previously controlled OCD concomitant with COVID-19 symptoms.Obsessive compulsive symptoms can be the presenting manifestation of COVID-19.
Conclusion: The neuropsychiatric manifestations may be resulted from central nervous system (CNS) infiltration, and dysregulation of inflammatory factors autoimmune responses.
Keywords: COVID-19, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Neuropsychiatric presentation
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Type of Study: Case Series | Subject: psychiatry
Received: 2021/03/28 | Accepted: 2021/08/14 | Published: 2022/04/6
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Owji M, Naser Moghadasi A, Gholamian F, Mousavi S Y. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a Presenting Symptom of COVID-19: A case-series from Iran. Caspian J Intern Med 2022; 13 :259-263
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