A recent study by the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) observed that patients with COVID-19 have different degrees of severity, and found that the neurological consequences of the disease are not due to brain damage. How COVID-19 causes persistent neurological symptoms is not fully understood.
With that in mind, the study recruited 100 patients with the disease and divided them into groups according to severity: mild, moderate, and severe. At six months of clinical follow-up, 50 out of 100 individuals reported one or more neurological symptoms, the most common of which was fatigue, mental fogMemory loss and lack of focus.
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“The study results underscore the importance of further research that needs to investigate the extent of persistent and progressive neurological symptoms, but also to investigate the true cause of this condition,” say the University of Gothenburg researchers.
Neurological complications are common in COVID-19 and may persist, in some patients, for several months after the acute phase. It is reassuring to report that elevated concentrations of brain injury markers return to normal within three to six months after the acute phase of the acute phase. Who led the research, concluded that COVID-19 indicates no ongoing brain damage. The full report can be found over here.
Source: Medical Express
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