COVID-19: are delirium, brain inflammation and stroke common complications?

Written by Sharon Salt, Senior Editor

A recent study published in Brain has reported that the possible neurological complications of COVID-19 can include delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage. It has also been suggested that these symptoms could be present even in the absence of severe respiratory symptoms due to COVID-19.  The researchers identified acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) – a rare and sometimes fatal inflammatory condition – to be increasing in prevalence due to the pandemic. It was also noted that some study participants did not experience severe respiratory symptoms and the neurological disorder was their first and main presentation of COVID-19. Become a member...

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