SARS-CoV-2 virus enters human cells via ACE-2 receptors and causes multiple organs dysfunction. These ACE-2 receptors are in cells surface of human lung, liver, heart, kidney and blood vessels. The expression of ACE2 receptors in cortical neurons, glial cells and spinal cord cells create nervous system susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 attack and may be a source of different neurological deficits including myelitis in COVID-19 patients.
Ali, Liaquat; Khan, Adnan; Elalamy, Osama; Canibano, Beatriz; Al hatou, Mohammad; Adeli, Ghulam; Ahmed, Islam; Iqrar, Ambreen; Abdussalam, Ahmed; Ibrahim, A Saif; and Sardar, Sundus
"A rare presentation of acute flaccid myelitis in covid-19 patient: a case report,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 15
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol15/iss3/5