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As investigations progress to face the pandemic, It was established that Covid-19 not only affects the lungs, it can also damage other organs, as the heart and recently discovered, the brain.
According to the French National Institute for Medical Research, SARS-CoV-2 causes the death of important cells of the cerebral vascular system, so it is a revelation of great clinical importance.
The discovery becomes relevant and reveals that the involvement of these endothelial cells in the blood vessels causes their death, so they lose their ability to isolate the brain and spinal cord from foreign substances, which would cause brain microbleeds.
The finding arises from the analysis of the remains of patients who died from the coronavirus, where potential brain damage was evidencedHowever, the first experiments suppose that the affectation of the vascular structures could be reversible, as long as it is identified.
That is, otherwise, the long-term consequences in patients who contracted Covid-19 and where their brain was not properly irrigated, could predispose some people who have contracted the disease to develop cognitive disorders, neurodegenerative disorders or even dementias.
While not much is yet known about how Covid-19 affects people over time, different researchers recommend that doctors closely monitor people who have had Coronavirus to see how their organs are working after recovery.
Even in the main cities of the world it is increasingly common specialized clinics to provide medical care to people who have persistent symptoms or related illnesses after recovering from Covid-19.
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