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Neurosurgeon: COVID-19 can travel to the brain and cause inflammation

By Admin | May 07, 2020

Dr. Pascal Jabbour became alarmed when he and other doctors noticed a significant number of stroke patients had tested positive for COVID-19.

“What is unusual is those patients were young — relatively young — with no risk factors for stroke. So patients in their 30s, 40s and 50s,” he said. 

Jabbour, a professor of neurosurgery and chief of the Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, said the number of COVID-19 patients in his department was much higher than anticipated.

For more information please read, Neurosurgeon: COVID-19 can travel to the brain and cause inflammation, by PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio)

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