March 05, 2020: As the new SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus is an extremely new virus that is fast spreading globally and wreaking havoc, there have been no prior verified studies on it and the medical community is only just beginning to discover new facets about it day by day. As the coronavirus itself is also evolving, some of these information becomes absolute and are superseded by new data that is available. Chinese researchers at ground zero are busy working hard as they have to treat patients and also conduct clinical studies to understand more about this new coronavirus.
While most of the past studies have focused on how the coronavirus attacks the respiratory system due the typical symptoms manifested by most patients, new research and studies are demonstrating a disturbing indication that the new coronavirus can also attack the central nervous system in a variety of ways and in some cases cause long term damages or even fatalities due to CNS attacks.
In a non-peer reviewed study published in MedRxiv,
((https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.02.22.20026500v1.full.pdf)but has been confirmed by so many medical doctors working on ground zero in Wuhan, the study shows that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can also attack and damage the nervous system.
The paper was published by Dr Hu Bo, director of the Department of Neurology, Union Hospital Affiliated to Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China showed that thirty percent of patients have neurological manifestations out of a sample of 214 newly diagnosed patients. Among them, there were 88 critically ill patients and 126 non-critically ill patients. The average age of the patient samples was 52.7 years,
More than 30% of patients developed neurological symptoms. The results showed that 78 patients had neurological symptoms, accounting for 36.4% of the total sample. Researchers have divided the “nervous system symptoms” into categories including central nervous system related symptoms such as headache, dizziness, disturbance of consciousness, acute cerebrovascular disease including epilepsy, and peripheral nervous system symptoms such as decreased taste, decreased smell, and appetite.
Past studies on the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) coronaviruses have also demonstrated that they cause nerve and CNS damage, and neurological impairment.
In most cases, it was found that central nervous system damage was the highest. Researchers have pointed out that new coronavirus may invade the central nervous system through blood or retrograde neuronal circuits, causing damage to the central nervous system….
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