COVID-19 Positive Woman Suffers Memory Loss, Brain Fog

Mumbai: Shaista Pathan, 47, a native of Palghar, is suffering from memory loss and brain fog after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to a report in Times Of India (TOI), Pathan was rushed to Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital on August 14 after she complained of abdominal pain and headache.

When she arrived at the hospital, she was reportedly restless, drifting in and out of consciousness and disturbed.

“When she arrived, even five nurses couldn’t calm her down or draw blood. However, the next morning, we noticed neck stiffness that suggested an infection in the central nervous system” neurologist Pavan Pai, was quoted as saying by TOI.

On August 19, she was diagnosed with viral encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, and also tested positive for COVID-19.

Now, even after two months, Pathan still has moments of “difficulties”.

“My sons tell me not to think hard as I get a headache and a bit of confusion,” said Pathan.

“She cannot remember eight days of the infection, but is otherwise healthy,” said neurologist Pavan Pai, who treated her.

In the US, news reports stated that patients complained of forgetfulness or brain fog after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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