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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:08 PM

Doctors find brain issues linked to Covid-19 patients - study

Thu 25 Jun 2020 18.30 EDT

Brain complications, including stroke and psychosis, have been linked to Covid-19 in a study that raises concerns about the potentially extensive impact of the disease in some patients.

The study is small and based on doctors’ observations, so cannot provide a clear overall picture about the rate of such complications. However, medical experts say the findings highlight the need to investigate the possible effects of Covid-19 in the brain and studies to explore potential treatments.

“There have been growing reports of an association between Covid-19 infection and possible neurological or psychiatric complications, but until now these have typically been limited to studies of 10 patients or fewer,” said Benedict Michael, the lead author of the study, from the University of Liverpool. “Ours is the first nationwide study of neurological complications associated with Covid-19, but it is important to note that it is focused on cases that are severe enough to require hospitalisation.”

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A further 39 patients showed signs of confusion or changes in behaviour reflecting an altered mental state, with seven of these having inflammation of the brain, medically termed encephalitis. The remaining 23 patients with an altered mental state were diagnosed with psychiatric conditions, including psychosis, a dementia-like syndrome and mood disorders. Although most psychiatric diagnoses were recorded as new, the researchers say they cannot exclude the possibility that these were undiagnosed before the patient developed Covid-19.

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https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/25/doctors-find-brain-issues-linked-to-covid-19-patients-study

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:09 PM

1. Terrible virus in so many ways...please wear your mask.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:22 PM

2. This wicked thing leaves no body part untouched as it relentlessly ravages humans wherever it goes

I mean, this virus is BAD, fifty different ways.

Lay low, stock up, stay cool

dayam

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:25 PM

4. +1,000!!!

n/t



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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:25 PM

3. In early March my mother was hospitalized for several episodes

Over the course of about ten days, Some being a catatonic state and some being violent psychotic outbursts. They never found a cause and the episodes have not returned, knock wood. They did not test for covid; She had no other symptoms and as far as anyone knew it wasn't in the area. Now I wonder.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:58 PM

5. Brain injuries can occur because of lack of o2 and low o2 explains hi red blood cells and cloting

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:21 PM

6. I'm concerned about the survivors needing long-term care,

with the possibility of new chronic conditions; this is all the more reason we need Medicare for All.

What about a public option?

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:36 PM

7. Well, the way the Rebootlickans figure it,

their brains don't work anyway.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:13 AM

8. I'm tired of these tiny sample "studies". Research grants only for finding a godammed vaccine

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