Scans Reveal How COVID-19 Can Harm the Brain
Blood vessel damage and inflammation in the brains of deceased COVID-19 patients suggest the damage is not caused by the virus, but the body's immune response to it.
Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) consistently found signs of damage caused by thinning and leaky brain blood vessels in tissue samples from patients who died shortly after getting COVID-19.
The researchers saw no signs of the virus in the tissue samples, which they said may mean that the damage was not caused by the virus itself.
"We found that the brains of patients who ...