Hemorrhagic and edematous brain abnormalities in COVID-19

Takeaway

  • Postmortem MRI of people with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) revealed brain abnormalities such as bleeds but no brainstem abnormalities.

Why this matters

    Findings suggest clinicians should monitor patients with COVID-19 for possible neurologic symptoms linked to brain abnormalities, but that these abnormalities do not appear to contribute to respiratory distress.