COVID-19 New Symptom: Mental Confusion Could Also Be A Symptom Of Coronavirus, Reveals Study

Fainting or hallucinations with fever may be the initial symptoms of COVID-19 disease, especially in older patients.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Nov 06, 2020 10:56 IST
COVID-19 New Symptom: Mental Confusion Could Also Be A Symptom Of Coronavirus, Reveals Study

COVID-19 New Symptom: Every day, new research is coming out about the symptoms of coronavirus. Recently, research has revealed that delirium, along with fever, can also be a symptom of COVID-19. The study showed that this symptom had been observed primarily in older adults. In research published in the Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunotherapy, it has been suggested that in addition to taste loss and sniffing, headaches, phlegm and breathlessness for a few days, there have been signs of mental infusion in some patients. Research has found signs of mental confusion in some elderly patients with a high fever. This symptom can be considered as an early symptom of coronavirus.

Research carried in Spain and France

The study carried at the University of Bordeaux in France by Correa said, "We need to be vigilant, especially in the event of this epidemic." Javier Correia from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Spain explained, "Delirium is a state of confusion in which a person feels out of touch with reality as if they are dreaming." Because the person giving signs of confusion can also become infected, UOG researcher Digo Radolor Ripoll said, we have done some research and found that COVID-19 also affects our brain. 

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How coronavirus affects our brain?

coronavirus affects brain

Research has revealed that coronavirus affects our brain, which causes hypoxia, neural oxygen deficiency and cytokine inflammation in brain tissue (and the fact that the virus bleeds into our mind). Correa further noted that due to these three reasons, there is a possibility of delirium. Correa said evidence of hypoxia-related brain damage had been seen in tests conducted on patients who have died from the infection.

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According to the researchers, our behaviour changes due to delirium or cognitive deficit. The main reason for this is inflammation or pain in our body part due to which hypoxia occurs. It has been found that coronavirus affects our nervous system, which causes us headache and delirium.

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