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Neuro-COVID-19  Oct 06, 2020  3 years, 6 months, 1 week, 6 days, 18 hours ago

Neuro-COVID-19: Study By Northwestern University Shows That 80 Percent Of COVID-19 Patients Suffer Neurological Symptoms

Neuro-COVID-19: Study By Northwestern University Shows That 80 Percent Of COVID-19 Patients Suffer Neurological Symptoms
Neuro-COVID-19  Oct 06, 2020  3 years, 6 months, 1 week, 6 days, 18 hours ago
Neuro-COVID-19: A new study by researchers from Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine-Chicago reveals concerning new findings: Neurological symptoms occur in 8 of 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients or about 80 percent of all such patients.


 
Typical manifestations include muscle pain, headaches, dizziness, encephalopathy and "brain fog."
 
The research findings were published on October 5th in the journal: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.51210
 
Study co-author Dr Igor Koralnik who oversees the Neuro COVID-19 Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago told Thailand Medical News, "Encephalopathy, which is characterized by altered mental function ranging from mild confusion to coma, is the most severe neurologic manifestation of COVID-19."
 
The researchers for this new study, analyzed the charts of about 509 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 within the Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine health system.
 
The study team identified neurological symptoms in 42% of patients when their COVID-19 symptoms surfaced, 63% of patients when hospitalized, and 82% of