COVID-19 Associated with Fetal Brain Hemorrhages – MedicalXpress 1/16/23


New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has found evidence of small hemorrhages in the brain tissue of fetuses during the peak of COVID-19 cases in the UK.

The research, published in Brain, found that the hemorrhages are linked to a reduction in blood vessel integrity. The cause of these hemorrhages is unclear, however possible explanations might be as a direct consequence of the infection or an indirect consequence of the maternal immune response. The study suggests that COVID-19 might affect the fetal brain during the earliest stages of gestation, highlighting a need for further study into the potential impact on subsequent neurological development….

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