Although the infection subsides in two weeks, the neurological effects last longer, according to an alleged US study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology (ACTEN).
This included 509 patients, both men and women, of whom 134 (26%) had severe symptoms that required mechanical ventilation.
The study found that from the onset of covid 19 in 215 patients (42), neurological data in 89 patients (62.7%) during hospitalization and at any one time in 419 patients (82.3%) during the course of the disease. There were counts.
Covid-19 can affect the brain in a number of ways. Previously, viral infections were known to affect lung function, which can lead to a lack of oxygen in the body. If the brain does not get enough oxygen, it can be affected and lead to coma, confusion and even death. Second, covid-19 causes loss of taste and smell, which means that it affects the voluntary nerves, the least of the nerves emerging from the brain, which is responsible for this function, doctors said. To say
According to Dr. Kameshwar Prasad, Professor of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), who is part of an international project to analyze neurological manifestations caused by Code 19 from India, the infection can travel directly to the brain causing neurological disorders. Is. This way or through the blood flow.
“Covid-19 can have a lasting effect on the brain, which appears later in clinical symptoms,” said Dr Prasad. He added that between 1916 and 1930, there was an epidemic caused by encephalitis lithargica – a neurological syndrome also known as sleep apnea – which affected millions of people worldwide.
He said the effects of the viral infection had been felt for many years. This includes the development of Parkinson’s on average two years after infection. He suggested that people who graduate from Covid-19 treatment need to be monitored regularly for at least a few months to determine a long-term outcome, such as memory, concentration and brain. Effects on other functions.
At AIIMS, Dr. Prasad said his case comes at a time when a patient with Covid 19 has suffered serious complications such as cerebral palsy and Gillian Berry syndrome, a rare condition in which your body The immune system attacks your nerves.
In a US study, researchers found that muscle aches, headaches, and myocardial infarction were the most common neurological manifestations of COVID-19.
More surprisingly, the ACTN study found that patients with any neurological manifestations were younger than patients and had a longer lifespan from covid 19 to hospitalization. “Most neurological complications affect young people more than adults. The reason may be that the immune response to the virus, known as cytokine storm, is more pronounced in young people with better immunological status.” He added that early administration of antivirals and steroids could prevent such complications.
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