About this Research Topic
An important issue to consider is the neuroinvasive potential of SARS-CoV-2. Considering that evidence strongly supports the association of neurological involvement with the lethality of SARS-CoV-2 infection, it is crucial to know how the different variants reach the brain stem, and to what extent this phenomenon can contribute to inducing ARDS resistance to treatment.
Furthermore, other factors participate and need to be taken into account for research purposes and their link with public health policies to manage the contribution of COVID-19 to the global burden of brain disorders. In general, the frontier between psychological and functional neurological disorders is extremely blurry; but in the case of COVID-19, it is even more so. The convergence and interaction of neural, psychological and social causal mechanisms cannot be overlooked on the road to shortening the time between research and the improvement of people’s lives globally.
This Research Topic aims to approach the relevant neurological manifestations of acute COVID-19 and long-lasting post-infectious syndromes, associated risk factors (including psychosocial), pathophysiology, and development of predictive and outcome biomarkers (imaging, neurochemical, neurophysiological, among others). Investigation of the differences in the neuroinvasive mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 variants of interest and their clinical consequences needs to be emphasized.
Contributions related to this Research Topic could help accumulate the most recent findings and help not only to increase the still scarce knowledge surrounding these topics but also to improve the clinical management of the patients and set new avenues for continuing research. Thus, submissions related to these themes of any type of manuscript supported by the journal are welcome (Original Research, Brief Research Report, Review, etc.).
Keywords: NeuroCOVID, Covid, pathophysiology
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