New Evidence Suggests Long COVID Could Be a Brain Injury

New Evidence Suggests Long COVID Could Be a Brain Injury

Publication date: Feb 09, 2024

“If long COVID is involved in prolonged inflammation of the brain, it goes a long way in explaining the mechanism underlying [the study’s reported] brain aging. Brain fog is one of the most common, persistent complaints in patients with long COVID. “The cognitive and memory problems that patients complained of were associated with neuroanatomical changes to the brain. Researchers and clinicians need a better understanding of the mechanism that allows this virus to enter the brain and do structural damage. Then a blood sample was taken to look for specific biomarkers, showing that elevated levels of certain biomarkers were consistent with a brain injury. It affects as many as 46% of patients who also deal with other cognitive concerns like memory loss and difficulty concentrating. Now, researchers believe they know why. “We found global deficits across cognition,” said lead study author Benedict Michael, PhD, director of the Infection Neuroscience Lab at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England.

Concepts Keywords
Dementia Biomarkers
Neuroscience Brain
Steroids Cognitive
Viral Covid


Type Source Name
disease VO population
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH neuroinflammation
disease MESH Stroke
disease MESH Neurological Disorders
disease MESH Alzheimer’s disease
disease MESH dementia
disease VO effective
disease MESH inflammation
disease IDO immune response
disease MESH brain inflammation
disease MESH atrophy
drug DRUGBANK Oxygen
disease VO LACK
disease MESH COVID-19
drug DRUGBANK Aspartame
disease IDO blood
disease VO volume
disease MESH posttraumatic stress disorder
disease MESH Infection
disease MESH causes
disease MESH cognitive decline
disease MESH Long COVID

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