- The latest study revealed that a severe case of coronavirus can damage the brain
- It can lead to stroke, psychosis, and inflammation, as well as dementia-like symptoms
- The findings were a result of a first detailed look at a series of neurological complications exhibited by COVID-19 patients
- Scientists revealed the most common brain complication is a stroke, followed by inflammation of the brain
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The latest study on patients of COVID-19 revealed that the disease can also damage the brain.
Data was gathered between April 2 and April 26 in Britain. It was during this time that the disease was spreading exponentially in the country.
Out of the possible brain-related illnesses, 77 out of 125 patients suffered from a stroke. They were mostly over 60 and a blood clot in the brain was identified.
There were 39 of the 125 patients who exhibited confusion or changes in behavior.
Others suffered from encephalitis or inflammation of the brain and there were also those who had other types of brain dysfunction.
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Benedict Michael, a co-researcher from Liverpool University, noted that the study, published in the Lancet Psychiatry, focused on severe cases.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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