Mini Review
Volume 12 Issue 9 - 2020
Does COVID-19 Affect White Matter?
Michael Chen*
Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, USA
*Corresponding Author: Michael Chen, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles, USA.
Received: August 12, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020


Herein, the extremely scant literature evidence for whether COVID-19 affects central nervous system (CNS) white matter is reviewed, largely through clinical case studies. Because of its relative novelty, there is very little in the literature by way of basic research on how the virus interferes with nerve transmission, one of the principle functions of white matter. Further, there is a call that causes of death are not attributed to COVID-19 infection, just because the patient tests positive for the virus at the time of death, especially when other medical problems are present.

Keywords: COVID-19; Coronavirus; CNS; Brain; White Matter; Oligodendrocytes


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