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Brain injury markers missed – COVID study

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Markers of brain injury are present in the blood many months after COVID-19 infection, despite inflammation blood tests being normal, a new study has revealed.

The reseach COVID-19 Clinical Neuroscience Study (COVID-CNS) was led by the University of Liverpool and King’s College London, with support from scientists from the ISARIC4C consortium, The Pandemic Institute and the NIHR BioResource.

Professor Benedict Michael is Principal Investigator and Director of the University of Liverpool’s Infection Neuroscience Laboratory and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

The researcher said: “During the COVID-19 pandemic it became apparent that neurological complications were occurring in a significant proportion of hospitalised patients and even in those with mild COVID-19 infection.

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