Sabine Hazan, MD, Sheldon Jordan, MD. SARS-CoV-2 as a Trigger in the Development of Tourette’s-Like Symptoms: A Case Report, 15 November 2021, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1079406/v1 This case study has not been peer-reviewed.
- Case report describe Tourette’s-like symptoms resulting from SARS-CoV-2 disrupting gut microbiota
- SARS-CoV-2 could cause significant havoc in the enteric flora, damaging intestinal barrier, disrupting communication along the GMBA, imparing immune function, leading to neuropsychiatric symptoms
- Several possible therapeutic approaches change the microbiome including prebiotics, postbiotics, synbiotics, and fecal transplantation
- Using these therapies to modulate bacterial composition and enhance microbiota diversity is a pragmatic approach for enhanced protection against the acute morbidities associated with viral illnesses including COVID-19.