'Brain nerve damaged in Corona patient', says AIIMS Report

Doctors of the Child Neurology Division are preparing a report on the baby's health status, which is being planned to be published soon.

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Published on 20 Oct 2020 6:32 AM GMT

Brain nerve damaged in Corona patient, says AIIMS Report
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New Delhi: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), located in the country's capital Delhi, reported the first case of corona virus in which the patient had 'brain nerve damage' due to the infection. An 11-year-old girl's vision was blurred due to brain nerve damage.

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Doctors of the Child Neurology Division are preparing a report on the baby's health status, which is being planned to be published soon. The draft report states that we have found 'acute demyelinating syndrome' (ADS) in an 11-year-old girl due to covid-19 infection. This is the first case reported in the pediatric age group.

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Brain nerve damaged: AIIMS report

The nerves are covered with a protective layer, called myelin, that helps to quickly and easily transfer messages from the brain to other parts of the body. In ADS disease, myelin and brain signals are damaged. Apart from this, the ability of neurological functions like vision, movement of muscles, senses, bladder and intestines are also affected.

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Dr. Shaifali Gulati, Head of Child Neurology Division at AIIMS informed. She said, "When the girl came to us her eyesight was obstructed. On the MRI we saw ADS disease in the baby. He said, we now know that the virus affects the brain and lungs prominently. We have planned to publish the report of this case because we know that this situation of the girl has happened due to Corona.

The treatment of the child was being done under the supervision of Dr. Gulati. Her condition improved with immuno therapy and she was discharged from the hospital after about 50 percent of her vision was restored.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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