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Three Stages to COVID-19 Brain Damage

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A new review has delineated a three-stage classification of the impact of COVID-19 on the central nervous system and recommends that hospitalized patients with the virus must undergo MRI to indicate potential neurologic damage and inform post-discharge monitoring.

In stage 1, viral damage is limited to epithelial cells of the nose and mouth; in stage 2 blood clots that form in the lungs may travel to the brain, leading to stroke. In stage 3, the virus crosses the blood-brain barrier and invades the brain. The review was published online in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease… (Medscape)

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