New Study Sheds Light on Long COVID: Immunity and Neurological Symptoms Explored
The full article can be found here: https://neurosciencenews.com/neurology-immunity-long-covid-23182/
Summary: Researchers have uncovered crucial findings regarding Long COVID, discovering significant immune system and nervous system changes that could explain the neurological symptoms experienced by patients.
The study used deep phenotyping to examine 12 patients with persistent neurological symptoms, revealing significant immune system changes, such as lower levels of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and increased numbers of B cells and other immune cells. Furthermore, abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system were observed, indicating its involvement in Long COVID.
These breakthrough findings may provide insight into diagnosing and treating Long COVID in the future.
- People with Long COVID experience significant immune system changes, including lower levels of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, and increased numbers of B cells and other immune cells.
- Autonomic testing in Long COVID patients showed abnormalities in the control of vascular tone, heart rate, and blood pressure, indicating the involvement of the nervous system in Long COVID.
- The findings suggest that the widespread immunological and autonomic nervous system changes observed in Long COVID patients may contribute to the persistent neurological symptoms experienced by these patients.