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Covid-19’s effects include seizures and movement disorders — even in some moderate cases, study finds

Covid-19 can lead to neurological complications, including strokes, seizures and movement disorders, researchers have found. The complications, which go well beyond cognitive impairment, can occur even in moderate cases, according to a study published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice.

“These particular complications of Covid, and neurological disorders more generally, are about your ability to interact meaningfully with the world,” said lead study author Dr. Pria Anand, an assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. “I think that’s one of the unique and devastating things about this (virus).”