COVID-19’s Impact on Neurological Diseases

Understanding the vast depths of the impact of COVID-19 and its effects on neurological diseases

What are Neurological Diseases?

Covid 19 Quick Statistics

Understanding the Difference

Does COVID-19 Affect Everyone Neurologically?

Can COVID-19 Cause Other Neurological Disorders?

  • Transverse myelitis — an inflammation of the spinal cord
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome— a rare neurological disorder that can range from brief weakness to nearly devastating paralysis, leaving the person unable to breathe independently
  • Dysautonomia — dysfunction of the autonomic nerve system, which is involved with functions such as breathing, heart rate, and temperature control
  • Acute disseminating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) — an attack on the protective myelin covering of nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord
  • Acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy — a rare type of brain disease that causes lesions in certain parts of the brain and bleeding (hemorrhage) that can cause tissue death (necrosis)
  • Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms have been reported in a few individuals who had no family history of early signs of the disease

What Now?

Scientists are still learning how the virus affects the brain and other organs in the long term. Research is just beginning to focus on the role of autoimmune reactions and other changes that cause the set of symptoms that some people experience after their initial recovery. It is unknown if the injury to the nervous system or other body organs causes lingering effects that will resolve over time, or whether COVID-19 infection sets up a more persistent or even chronic disorder.

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Fatimah Hussain

An AI+ML+CAD Software Design Enthusiast. Striving to Create an Everlasting Impact.