Previous studies have looked at how the SARs-CoV-2 virus affects brain structure, leading to certain changes in personality.
According to a study published in the journal Nature, conducted by scientists from the University of Oxford, COVID-19 can have a neurological impact with many patients experiencing brain fog as one of the most common symptoms. virus symptoms.
The study looked at the impact of the virus on 785 patients between the ages of 51 and 81 and compared it to a control group.
“More reduction in gray matter thickness,” “more change in markers of tissue damage,” and “greater reduction in brain size” were some of the differences observed compared with those without COVID-19 .
Additionally, the researchers noted that patients with infections experienced cognitive decline due to the infection.
“Whether these adverse effects can be partially reversed, or whether these effects are long-lasting, remains to be investigated with additional follow-up,” the authors write.