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The neurological impact of COVID-19: What we know so far

February 10, 2022

From the Medical News Today website

Early in the pandemic, researchers observed that people recovering from COVID-19 were not returning to their pre-illness state of health — this is now commonly known as “Long COVID.” 

Among the myriad persistent symptoms, many people experience headaches, memory issues, and cognitive deterioration. 

Researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, were the first to report that even non-hospitalized people with COVID-19 demonstrated significant cognitive dysfunction that persisted well beyond 6 weeks from the acute infection.

In the journal ScienceDr. Serena Spudich and Dr. Avindra Nath review our current understanding of the neurologic consequences of COVID-19. 

Building on clinical observations, autopsy, and laboratory findings, the authors propose theories of causality about how COVID-19 may result in long-term neurologic symptoms.

Neurologic complications of COVID-19 include:

From → Health & Safety

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