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  • 28 May, 2020

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What Covid-19 does to central nervous system?

What Covid-19 does to central nervous system?

  • As a respiratory disease, Covid-19 primarily attacks the lungs, but other effects too have been emerging, including in the abdomen, the skin and the brain.
  • A new study has reviewed the existing evidence about the last: the virus’s impact on the central nervous system.
  • Altered mental status and stroke have been found to be the most common neurological symptoms in Covid-19 patients.
  • Investigators found that 59% of patients reported an altered mental state and 31% experienced stroke, which were the most common neurological symptoms.
  • Patients also experienced headache (12%), seizure (9%) and dizziness (4%), among other symptoms. Altered mental status was more common in older adults.
  • Study is done by researchers from the University of Cincinnati and three Italian institutions have reviewed neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with Covid-19 and published their findings in the journal Radiology.

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17 Sep,2021

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