COVID brain fog is a well-documented, residual symptom following COVID infection. However, how COVID infects the brain and potential causes of COVID brain fog are unclear. In this episode, Dan and Derek discuss two recent studies that show that even mild cases of COVID may have important impacts on brain structure and function.
Douaud et al. SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank. Nature, March 2022. PMID: 35255491
Fernández-Castañeda et al. Mild respiratory SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause multi-lineage cellular dysregulation and myelin loss in the brain. bioRxiv, January 2022. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.01.07.475453v1
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