New Study Finds Lower Neurologic Burden Post COVID-19 Compared to Influenza

22 Mar 2024 • Following the COVID-19 outbreak in 2019, reports emerged of long-term neurologic sequelae in survivors. A comparative analysis utilizing electronic health records investigated neurologic outcomes in adults following hospital-based care for COVID-19 or influenza.

  • In the year after infection, COVID-19 survivors exhibited a significantly reduced risk of subsequent healthcare encounters for six major neurologic diagnoses (migraine, epilepsy, neuropathy, movement disorders, stroke, and dementia) compared to influenza patients.

Furthermore, COVID-19 infection was associated with a lower risk of an incident neurologic diagnosis in the year following the index event.

Source: Neurology | Read full story

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