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    Default Neuro-COVID: Gaining Recognition as New Disease Terminology

    Shin Jie Yong
    May 14, 2020

    There’re 3 types of Neuro-COVID, and it progresses through 3 stages — involving the brain’s respiratory center.

    While rare, neurological manifestations of COVID-19 are well-documented, which I detailed here. Its underlying mechanisms of neuroinfection are robust as well. Is now the time to coin a new COVID-19 disease terminology?

    “We defined this condition as Neuro-COVID for the overwhelming CNS involvement in COVID-19.”

    3 Types of Neuro-COVID

    In a May 5 published paper in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, researchers at the University of Brescia in Italy said there are three distinct features of clinical COVID-19 neuroinfection: (1) Cerebral thrombosis with hemorrhagic infarction, (2) demyelinating lesions, and (3) encephalopathy. “We defined this condition as Neuro-COVID for the overwhelming CNS involvement in COVID-19,” they proposed.

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    Default Re: Neuro-COVID: Gaining Recognition as New Disease Terminology

    Interesting. Further proof that this virus can and does infect every organ in the body. I, and I guess every researcher in the world, would love to understand what influences the virus to attack particular organs of the body in some but not in others. This is the million dollar question???

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