Nizamabad: Body of a COVID-19 patient was taken on Friday from Nizamabad Government Hospital to a burial ground in an auto-rickshaw without any supervision from the hospital.
Nine of the 12 patients with brain inflammation were diagnosed with ADEM, which is rare and most often seen in children, according to the researchers.
In their study, Dr Zandi and colleagues studied 43 patients - aged from 16-85 - with both neurological symptoms and either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 that were treated at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.
"Given that the disease has only been around for a matter of months, we might not yet know what long-term damage Covid-19 can cause", said joint first author Dr. Ross Paterson in the press release.
"Whilst these complications are relatively uncommon, the huge numbers of Covid-19 cases globally mean the overall number of patients with neurological problems is likely to be quite large", said study researcher Suzannah Lant. She pointed out that numerous new patients are younger individuals.
Up to one in four people infected with the new coronavirus experience brain damage, according to the findings of a small study published Wednesday by the journal Brain.
"Doctors need to be aware of possible neurological effects, as early diagnosis can improve patient outcomes", he said.
One woman experienced hallucinations of lions and monkeys in her home while others reported having numbness in their limbs or face, double vision, and disorientation. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the research team in London would come across approximately one ADEM case per month.
'We identified a higher than expected number of people with neurological conditions such as brain inflammation, ' said paper author and consultant neurologist Michael Zandi of the University College London.
Another dozen patients observed in the study had swelling in their central nervous systems; one person within that group died. "We should also ask whether the virus itself is infecting the brain", BBC reported.