A research study of the University Medical Center Rotterdam in the Netherlands found that corona infection may lead to an autoimmune disorder known as Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which a person’s immune system attacks nerves, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis, and the condition is caused by an acute bacterial or viral infection and can be It can last for weeks or several years.
According to a report by time now newsBart C. Jacobs of the University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands, said: “Our study shows that the coronavirus may precede HS syndrome. Guillain-Barre in rare cases““But the existence of a true association or causation still needs to be proven,” he added, and the results are published in the journal Brain.
The researchers studied the patients in the study, and about 49 Guillain-Barré patients were added to the study during this period from China, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In this cohort study, 22% of the syndrome patients included during the first four months of the epidemic had Previous infection with MERS-CoV, these patients were over 50 years of age and patients often (65%) had facial paralysis (64%) and had a demyelinating form.
73% of the syndrome patients with MERS infection had increased inflammatory markers, and all of these patients met the diagnostic criteria for both the syndrome and MERS-CoV.
However, the researchers here emphasized that they did not find more patients diagnosed with GBS During the first four months of the epidemic compared to previous years, this suggests that while it is unlikely that there is a strong association between MERS-CoV and Guillain-Barré syndrome, MERS-CoV infection can sometimes cause patients to suffer from the disorder..