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Scientists Think They've Figured Out What's Triggering Brain Fog in COVID-19 Patients

MSN News Science Alert
11 February 2021

Doctors all around the world have noticed a host of lingering effects persisting in patients, long after they appeared to have otherwise recovered from COVID-19. These unusual neurological symptoms – encompassing fatigue, memory loss, confusion, and other abnormalities – are sometimes known as 'brain fog' or 'COVID brain'. New research findings suggest anti-inflammatory drugs might be helpful in mitigating brain fog in patients, and could highlight new directions in terms of diagnosing this strange, lingering malaise.

See also: Inflammatory Leptomeningeal Cytokines Mediate COVID-19 Neurologic Symptoms in Cancer Patients (Abstract)
Published in Cancer Cell,  16 January 2021