High rate of neurologic symptoms noted in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
A study yesterday found an 82.3% rate of neurologic symptoms among 509 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, with some symptoms associated with increased death rates.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, appears to be unique among coronaviruses for its ability to cause multi-organ disease, including involvement of the brain and nervous system. A wide range of neurologic manifestations have been observed in COVID-19 patients, including headaches, dizziness, loss of taste or smell, and encephalopathy—a neurologic condition affecting the brain that can lead to altered mental states, confusion, and memory issues.
Researchers examined neurologic manifestations in 509 COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals in the Chicago area to assess neurologic symptoms and determine if encephalopathy is associated with an