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Study: Immune Response Caused by COVID May Damage Brain

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A small study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health says the immune response caused by COVID-19 infection may damage the brain’s blood vessels. The reaction could lead to neurological problems known as long COVID.

In the study, researchers examined brain changes in nine people who died suddenly after being infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The results appeared last week in the publication Brain.

Damage to the brain’s blood vessels

The researchers found that antibodies — proteins produced by the immune system to fight viruses — are involved in an attack ...