Sudden paranoia-like fear in 3 US teens from mild covid


Sudden paranoia-like fear in 3 US teens from mild covid

IANS | Edited By : IANS | Updated on: 28 Oct 2021, 01:35:02 AM

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New York: Suicidal thoughts, paranoia-like fear, delusions, and brain fog have been identified in three adolescents, according to a new study. He had mild or no symptoms of Kovid-19 infection.

The study, led by University of California San Francisco researchers, looked at anti-neural antibodies — turncoat antibodies that can attack brain tissue — in pediatric patients who were infected with SARS-CoV-2.

In the study, published in JAMA Neurology, researchers examined the cerebrospinal fluid of three patients obtained via lumbar puncture, and found that two patients, both of whom had a history of unspecified depression and/or anxiety. These contained antibodies indicating that SARS-Cov2 may have invaded the central nervous system.

The team said that the same patient, who had mild/asymptomatic COVID, also had anti-neural antibodies in their cerebrospinal fluid, which were identified by immunostaining brain tissue. This suggests an immune system that is operating amok, mistakenly targeting the brain rather than infectious microbes.

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First Published : 28 Oct 2021, 01:35:02 AM

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