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Preprint: Serious brain disorders following mild Covid-19

Children, Coronavirus, Deaths, Health, Healthcare, Hospitalization, Infection, Long Covid, Mental Heath, Symptoms

In 43 patients, disorders ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. A dozen patients had inflammation of the central nervous system, 10 had brain disease with delirium or psychosis, eight had strokes and a further eight had peripheral nerve problems, mostly diagnosed as Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune reaction that attacks the nerves and causes paralysis.

The cases, published in the journal Brain, revealed a rise in a life-threatening condition called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (Adem), as the first wave of infections swept through Britain. At UCL’s Institute of Neurology, Adem cases rose from one a month before the pandemic to two or three per week in April and May. One woman, who was 59, died of the complication.

Article in Brain magazine

 

Preprint: SARS-CoV-2 neuroinflammation, microhemorrhages, brain hypoxia, and neuropathology

 

 

 

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