Breaking News! Coronavirus Can Also Attack The Nervous System, Causing Neurological Conditions And Even Viral Encephalitis
As the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus
is an extremely new virus that is fast spreading globally and wreaking havoc, there have been no prior verified studies on it and the medical community is only just beginning to discover new facets about it day by day. As the coronavirus
itself is also evolving, some of these information becomes absolute and are superseded by new data that is available. Chinese researchers at ground zero are busy working hard as they have to treat patients and also conduct clinical studies to understand more about this new coronavirus
While most of the past studies have focused on how the coronavirus
attacks the respiratory system due the typical symptoms manifested by most patients, new research and studies are demonstrating a disturbing indication that the new coronavirus
can also attack the central nervous system in a variety of ways and in some cases cause long term damages or even fatalities due to CNS attacks.
In a non-peer reviewed study published in MedRxiv,
)but has been confirmed by so many medical doctors working on ground zero in Wuhan, the study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
can also attack and damage the nervous system.
The paper was published by Dr Hu Bo, director of the Department of Neurology, Union Hospital Affiliated to Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China showed that thirty percent of patients have neurological manifestations out of a sample of 214 newly diagnosed patients. Among them, there were 88 critically ill patients and 126 non-critically ill patients. The average age of the patient samples was 52.7 years,
More than 30% of patients developed neurological symptoms. The results showed that 78 patients had neurological symptoms, accounting for 36.4% of the total sample. Researchers have divided the "nervous system symptoms" into categories including central nervous system related symptoms such as headache, dizziness, disturbance of consciousness, acute cerebrovascular disease including epilepsy, and peripheral nervous system symptoms such as decreased taste, decreased smell, and appetite.
Past studies on the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronaviruses
have also demonstrated that they cause nerve and CNS damage, and neurological impairment.
In most cases, it was found that central nervous system damage was the highest. Researchers have pointed out that new coronavirus
may invade the central nervous system through blood or retrograde neuronal circuits, causing damage to the central nervous system.
The researchers cautioned that for patients with Covid-19 pneumonia, in addition to respiratory symptoms, doctors should pay close attention to any neurological manifestations.
Viral Encephalitis Detected In Ditan Hospital.
Meanwhile over at Ditan Hospital in Beijing, doctors have has clinically confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
is able to cause CNS damage when it documented a case of Viral Encephalitis
caused by the virus.
On March 4, Beijing Ditan Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University disclosed that a 56-year-old patient with coronary pneumonia was confirmed by genetic sequencing to have SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
in the cerebrospinal fluid. (https://china.caixin.com/2020-03-04/101523973.html
The treatment of this patient was presided over by Dr Liu Jingyuan, director of the ICU of Ditan Hospital.
On January 24th, The patient: Dr Sun Yingchun, a professor at Communication University of China, was diagnosed with Covid-19 pneumonia and admitted. He was the 35th patient diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia in Beijing.
Dr Liu Jingyuan examination found that the patient had exhibited certain conditions related to CNS damage but could not find anything even with imaging as a CT scan of the patient's head revealed no abnormalities in the skull and normal CSF biochemical tests.
However, diagnostic test on the extracted cerebrospinal fluid of the patient showed the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
and the patient was diagnosed with Viral Encephalitis
and treated accordingly.
Dr Liu Jingyuan reminded the medical staff in the front line of anti-epidemic treatment that when patients exhibit conditions related to CNS Damage and neurological complications, it was critical have to cerebrospinal fluid tested for the coronavirus
through nucleic acids tests and genome sequencing so as to ascertain the presence of Viral Encephalitis
and have it treated accordingly as this helps reduce mortality rates.
China has upgraded its national guidelines of treating coronavirus
to include looking out for CNS damage and other neurological conditions and also Viral Encephalitis
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