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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:26 AM

Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms

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Source: The Guardian

Doctors may be missing signs of serious and potentially fatal brain disorders triggered by coronavirus, as they emerge in mildly affected or recovering patients, scientists have warned.

Neurologists are on Wednesday publishing details of more than 40 UK Covid-19 patients whose complications ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. In some cases, the neurological problem was the patient’s first and main symptom.

The cases, published in the journal Brain, revealed a rise in a life-threatening condition called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (Adem), as the first wave of infections swept through Britain. At UCL’s Institute of Neurology, Adem cases rose from one a month before the pandemic to two or three per week in April and May. One woman, who was 59, died of the complication.

A dozen patients had inflammation of the central nervous system, 10 had brain disease with delirium or psychosis, eight had strokes and a further eight had peripheral nerve problems, mostly diagnosed as Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune reaction that attacks the nerves and causes paralysis. It is fatal in 5% of cases.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/08/warning-of-serious-brain-disorders-in-people-with-mild-covid-symptoms

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Reply Warning of serious brain disorders in people with mild coronavirus symptoms (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Jul 8 OP
C_U_L8R Jul 8 #1
SledDriver Jul 8 #2
yardwork Jul 8 #3
BComplex Jul 8 #10
NickB79 Jul 8 #4
Danascot Jul 8 #5
roamer65 Jul 8 #6
DENVERPOPS Jul 8 #7
Javaman Jul 8 #8
Hestia Jul 8 #9
Omaha Steve Jul 8 #11

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:41 AM

1. Cough, cough, trump.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. Could explain the sudden rash of people

losing their shit about having to wear a mask?

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Response to SledDriver (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:56 AM

3. Good point.

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Response to SledDriver (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:11 PM

10. In the back of my mind I kept feeling like there was something really biologically wrong with

some of those people. I commented to a friend that it was like everyone at beef with mad cow disease or something.

The COVID virus might explain it better.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 11:57 AM

4. I'd rather die on a ventilator

Than live the rest of my life with significant brain damage.

I can't live with the idea of being a burden on my family.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:34 PM

5. If they're Trumpers

how would you know if their brain damage wasn't a pre-existing condition?

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Response to Danascot (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:51 PM

6. Very true.

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Response to Danascot (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 12:52 PM

7. Exactly Dana

This sounds like some ancient black and white Japanese horror movie from the 1950's.....

"Brain Eating Virus Takes Over The World" type plot...........

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:12 PM

8. in other news...

white house now claims the president has a mild case of covid. and says, that's why he's been having issues with drinking water, walking, pronouncing words, etc.

wait for it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 01:13 PM

9. I swear my brother has this - all of a sudden he just went nuts, only way to describe it

Yes, he's a Alex Jones kook, survivalist lite, nothing extreme. Around Mother's Day, my Goddess, he went off his rocker! Would spend 2-6 hours babbling, making the weirdest decisions and having weird epiphanies, etc. All of us wavered between he's a grown man to well, to can we commit him? He fell down the stairs and started drinking again for pain (of course, no insurance), no sleep for two weeks and bam! Nuts!

We did take him to the hospital, but that was for the sleeping problems and pain from the fall. All he did was wake up with absolute anger and complete alienation towards EVERYONE. Doctors, nurses, etc. We no longer answer his calls

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:28 PM

11. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

Dupe. see the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142532513

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