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How Does COVID Affect the Nervous System?

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Many people think of the respiratory symptoms that go along with COVID-19, but as the weeks have gone on, doctors realized the nervous system -- the brain, spinal cord and nerves -- can become involved.

Neurologists Richard Zweifler, MD and Cuong Bui, MD discuss how COVID affects the nervous system in this video interview.

Bui said there are still a lot of unanswered questions, but "the data is pretty clear that in a high percentage of patients, up to a third of patients with COVID will also have concurrent neurologic symptoms.'' Loss of taste and smell are two of those symptoms.

Watch the full interview.

Learn more about neurology care at Ochsner.

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