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Letter from our virtually neurological world
  1. Stephen Krieger,
  2. Neha Vijayvargiya Safi
  1. Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Neha Vijayvargiya Safi, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 5 E 98th Street, New York City, NY 10029, USA; neha.safi{at}

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The virtual realm of the internet has connected individuals regardless of the physical distance between them. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when maintaining a physical distance is of the utmost importance, clinicians in all neurological subspecialties have quickly adopted teleneurology via the internet. Clinicians have found inventive ways to examine their patients remotely, and there are now various guidelines on how best to conduct the telehealth neurological examination.1 2 Clinicians and patients alike have had to endure the trials and tribulations that come with this technology.

Here we describe several phenomena ‘discovered’ through the recent use of telemedicine, of which …

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  • Contributors Both authors contributed equally to this submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed by Martin Turner, Oxford, UK.

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