Penn Medicine Launches Region’s First Post-COVID-19 Neurological Care Clinic

As many as one in three COVID-19 survivors experience a mental health or neurological disorder, adding to a growing body of evidence that show COVID-19 can have serious and potentially long-lasting effects on the brain. The Penn Neuro COVID Clinic aims to assess and treat long-haul COVID patients suffering from neurological symptoms.

Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that even mild cases of COVID-19 increase the risk of death in the six months following diagnosis and that this risk increases with disease severity. The comprehensive study also catalogues the wide-ranging and long-term health problems often triggered by the infection, even among those not hospitalized.