IUK researchers have found that Monkeypox can have more consequences (beyond those already known). The team says the virus can be associated with, and even cause, neurological complications, including encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), confusion and seizures.
Scientists from University College London in the UK have carried out a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of various studies and research on Monkeypox. The results were published in the scientific journal ECMedicineClinical.
Thanks to this analysis, it was possible to perceive, according to the researchers, that symptoms such as muscle pain, fatigue, headaches, anxiety and depression are relatively common among patients.
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Additionally, in all included studies, two to three percent of patients who tested positive experienced serious complications such as seizures or encephalitis – a serious form of brain inflammation that can lead to long-term disability.
According to StudyFinds, a platform dedicated to the dissemination of scientific studies, the investigations mainly concerned people hospitalized in previous years. Therefore, the researchers point out that there is still not enough evidence to understand the impact and prevalence of neurological diseases. The relationship will continue to be investigated.