10 April 2020
HealthDay Reports: Brain, Nervous System Affected in 1 in 3 Cases of Severe COVID-19
We've all heard of the three primary coronavirus symptoms — fever, cough and shortness of breath — but a new study from China found that 36.4% of patients in their study had neurological symptoms as well.
Brain, Nervous System Affected in 1 in 3 Cases of Severe COVID-19
FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A study out of China finds that strokes, altered consciousness and other neurological issues are relatively common in more serious cases of COVID-19.
Looking at 214 cases of severe coronavirus illness treated in Wuhan city during the early phase of the global pandemic, doctors reported that 36.4% of patients displayed neurological symptoms.
Sometimes these symptoms appeared in the relative absence of "typical" symptoms of COVID-19 -- fever, cough, diarrhea -- the team said.