Guardian: Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients, scientists have warned.
Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild Covid symptoms https://t.co/PJ4A5kBdh2— The Guardian (@guardian) July 8, 2020
Neurologists are on Wednesday publishing details of more than 40 UK Covid-19 patients whose complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. In some cases, the neurological problem was the patient’s first and main symptom.
This is why the death rate isn’t the only thing we should care about. If you survive this disease, it can still cause a lot of damage. https://t.co/eLw9oMR0B3— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) July 8, 2020
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.
"We're seeing things in the way Covid-19 affects the brain that we haven't seen before with other viruses."https://t.co/GQ0LI7Lf9E— Paul Graham (@paulg) July 8, 2020
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. It is fatal in 5% of cases.
Take this seriously — we've a family friend who ended up with encephalitis from COVID. Changed personality, danger to self and others, in hospital and restrained with no therapies working as yet and no light at the end of this very dark tunnel. https://t.co/WG35TLJoKl— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) July 8, 2020
“We’re seeing things in the way Covid-19 affects the brain that we haven’t seen before with other viruses,” said Michael Zandi, a senior author on the study and a consultant at the institute and University College London Hospitals NHS foundation trust.
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“What we’ve seen with some of these Adem patients, and in other patients, is you can have severe neurology, you can be quite sick, but actually have trivial lung disease,” he added.
Potentially fatal COVID-19 complications in the brain including delirium, nerve damage and stroke may be more common than initially thought, a team of British-based doctors warned Wednesdayhttps://t.co/dYs3PyFGI5— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 8, 2020