Wednesday, 14 October 2020
When 47-year-old Palghar resident Shaista Pathan complained of an ache in her abdomen and head, doctors had no way of knowing that she had a rare manifestation of Covid-19 involving the brain.Covid’s neurological complications, which include stroke, are now getting attention. In the US, news reports said patients complained of forgetfulness or brain fog post-Covid.
Two months after Pathan was rushed to Wockhardt Hospital at Mumbai’s Mira Road in the middle of the night in an agitated and aggressive state, she still has moments of “difficulties”. “My sons tell me not to think hard as I get a headache and a bit of confusion,” she said.Neurologist Dr Pavan Pai who treated her said Pathan still shows signs of brain fog. “She cannot remember eight days of the infection, but is otherwise healthy.”