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Covid-19 may harm central nervous system, - medics

Source : 112 Ukraine

The doctors stated that if a patient with coronavirus has a disorder of consciousness then the doctors should consider the possibility of neurovirological infections
14:34, 6 March 2020

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The Chinese doctors discovered that the coronavirus may harm the central nervous system as Xinhua reported.

Thus, the doctors succeeded to cure the patient with the virus in spinal fluid.

A 56-year-old patient was diagnosed with Covid-19 on January 24. However, after the repeated longevity treatment his state did not get better but deteriorated. Later, he had the symptoms tied with the decrease of the level of consciousness; however, the computer tomography of the head did not show any pathology.

Only after holding of the sequencing of genes in the samples of his spinal fluid, the presence of the coronavirus of the new type was confirmed. The patient with Covid-19 was diagnosed with viral encephalitis – the inflammation of the brain.

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After the successful treatment of encephalitis, the man was discharged from the hospital on February 25.

The personal doctor of this patient said that if a patient with coronavirus has a disorder of consciousness then the doctors should consider the possibility of neurovirological infections.

As we reported, the Health Ministry of Brazil confirmed the presence of coronavirus in the organism of a 13-year-old girl who recently returned from Italy and Portugal. It is reported that a child had no symptoms of the disease. The decision to hold the test for coronavirus was tied with her travel to one of the countries with a high risk of infection.

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