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COVID-19's effects include seizures and movement disorders, even in moderate cases: Study

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New research suggests that COVID-19 can lead to neurological complications, including strokes, seizures and movement disorders. The complications can occur even in moderate cases, suggests the study published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice.

Investigators assessed data from 921 adults hospitalized at Boston Medical Center for COVID-19 between April 15 and July 1, with 74 requiring examination by a neurologist. Forty seven patients had a history of neurologic disease. Focusing on patients with existing neurological manifestations, 18 had been admitted to the hospital due to strokes after COVID-19 infection, 15 had seizures and 26 had a form of brain dysfunction leading to confusion and delirium. Seven patients had movement disorders, and 3 suffered traumatic brain injuries related to falls at home after contracting COVID-19… (CNN, December 10, 2020)

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