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For the last post for our COVID series, let’s take a summarised look at how coronaviruses damage our nervous system. Until now, researchers have identified 4 major pathways that can result in encephalopathy, cerebrovascular injury and encephalitis. The consequence could be detrimental depending on the species of Coronavirus, human immune responses, age, co-morbidities, etc. Timely analysis of CSF and management of neurological complications are important for improving prognosis. *Flow chart and concepts adopted from Wu et al., Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2020




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