Doctors found a brain alteration in a COVID-19 patient

Some COVID-19 patients often complain of loss of smell and taste.  Italian doctors were able to record such alterations with the help of MRI. The patient turned out to be a 25-year-old woman who worked as a radiologist in the department for people with coronavirus infection. It is interesting that she hasn’t got high temperature.  But there was a dry cough, shift in taste bunds and complete loss of smell sense. The woman did nasal fibroscopy and chest tomography, however, this didn’t give any results.

The situation has become clear only after MRI. The survey showed that in the right straight gyrus there was a region of hyperintensity, weaker region was in the olfactory bulbs.  Woman immediately did coronavirus test and it was positive.

In 28 days of treatment she did MRI again. As it was expected, there were no alterations. She could feel smells and taste of food.

According to researchers whose article was published in JAMA Neurology, coronavirus can get into the brain through the olfactory pathway, affecting it. It is important to know, that not all of the patients have such alterations.

Thus, coronavirus can affect not only stomach and lungs, but also brain.  

By Cindy
In Other
June 5, 2020

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