New neurological symptoms found in COVID-19 patients

Bhubaneswar:  With new facets of the COVID-19 symptoms unraveling every now and then, researchers have now stated that ‘altered mental status’ and ‘ischemic strokes’ are the two prominent neurological symptoms found in some COVID-19 patients.

After analyzing patients’ records from three Universities in Italy, researchers observed that about 15% of the total COVID-19 patients experienced neurological symptoms. A CT scan of those patients revealed that 59% of them showed ‘altered mental state’ which included confusion, delirium and coma whereas; rest 31% had ‘ischemic strokes.’

Moreover, a study in the BMJ stated that 25% of the total COVID-19 positive patients in China showed central nervous system (CNS) related diseases including headaches, dizziness, seizures, uncoordinated muscle movements and strokes.

Elsewhere, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that people experiencing confusion and an inability to wake up or stay awake are the ones who would need emergency medical care.

 

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