Study warns that Covid-19 can cause brain damage


The characteristic signs of infection with the new coronavirus are known to most of the population. Symptoms such as fever, dry cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath are associated with COVID-19. However, the disease still has some aspects unknown. One is the impact suffered by the body after recovery.

A study carried out at the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS / Fiocruz), in partnership with Instituto D’Or (Idor) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), indicated that the new coronavirus Sars-Cov-2, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, it is capable of infecting neural cells.

According to the research, the virus has the capacity to infect neural cells, although it cannot replicate in the central nervous system. Therefore, when infecting the choroid plexus, there is a reaction of the human body’s immune system. In the analysis, the researchers assumed that this reaction may have allowed the coronavirus to access the central nervous system and cause brain damage.

With the advancement of studies, researchers believe that Covid-19 disease, which was initially described as a viral infection of the respiratory tract, affects other biological systems, including the central nervous system (CNS), as has been observed in some cases.

According to the assistant state secretary of health and infectious disease physician Alexandre Salomão, many patients have presented persistent characteristics or sequelae.

?? Despite being a minority of cases, it is an important part of the population that must be properly medicated and cared for ?? reinforced.

Human resources analyst Francinéia Guedes is recovered from covid-19, after being admitted to the General Hospital of Roraima.

She noticed the condition getting worse and when she returned to the hospital, she was barely able to walk. Among the symptoms that persisted are intense headache, constant tiredness, diarrhea and headaches.

?? In my case after two months I came back to feel all the symptoms again, I got a psychological shock and I’m afraid of having a post-traumatic anxiety crisis explained.

Journalist Vanessa Fernandes said she felt the first symptoms about two weeks before she was diagnosed. ?? After isolation and recovery, the constipation persists, I had no breathing problems or loss of smell, but I noticed a certain mental confusion, when I forget simple everyday things ?? said.

?? This set of sequelae has been called post-covid syndrome, pulmonary manifestations are very common, and we have seen in clinical practice the very great need for physiotherapists for pulmonary monitoring for full recovery ?? explains.


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