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Inflammation in brain caused by Covid-19

Date: 17 June 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

Researchers were able to identify serious inflammatory symptoms in central nervous system of Covid-19 patients.

 

Background

The inflammation in brains was a unique feature that was observed among several patients admitted due to Covid-19 infection.

 

Details

  • Such symptoms were found in immune cells of patients near the vascular system around the tissues of the brain.

  • Inflammation conditions in brain due to Covid-19 are already a known symptom. But the extent of the inflammation was higher than expected.

  • Scientists were able to isolate virus infected cells from normal cells and also determine the various cell types using a novel technique.

  • The form of inflammation observed due to the virus infection was unique than the other brain diseases that cause brain inflammation. This is an indication of severe disturbances in immune system of the brain.