Study: Some COVID-19 patients at risk of neurological effects

Updated: August 06, 2020 06:18 PM
Created: August 06, 2020 05:38 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — In some cases, people who become infected with COVID-19 are affected neurologically.

A study conducted by University College London found that some patients were having complications like stroke, nerve damage and potentially-fatal brain inflammation.


Thursday News10NBC spoke to Dr. Chris Burke, the chief of neurology at Rochester General Hospital, who said they are seeing some of these complications in Rochester.

"Some of these patients that we've seen with stroke have no risk factors, or very little in the way of risk factors, people you wouldn't expect to be having a stroke, so younger population, people we don't expect to have it based on risk factors, then add to that the severity of the stoke," Dr. Burke said.

The University College London study was small. More research on these complications is expected. 

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