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‘No Other Case Like This': 3-Year-Old in Missouri Had Stroke After COVID Diagnosis, Doctors Say

Researchers since the start of the coronavirus pandemic have been examining a possible association between COVID-19 and neurological problems

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Doctors in Missouri said a 3-year-old boy experienced a stroke after he tested positive for COVID-19, in what they called a possible example of the neurological effects associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

The toddler, Colt Parris, tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies and hours later lost the ability to move his right arm and leg, his mother, Sara Parris, told NBC affiliate KSN-TV. Dr. Paul Carney, a pediatric neurologist, said the boy had a stroke that cut off the blood supply to the left side of his brain.

“There’s really no other case like this,” Carney said told the station.

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Parris was recuperating on Thursday at the University of Missouri’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia after surgery to address a brain clot, KSN-TV reported. He is expected to make a full recovery, doctors told the outlet.

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