A new study has found that the risk of seizures is higher after COVID-19 than after influenza.
The study, which is set to be published in the journal Neurology, looked at data from over four million people in the United States who were diagnosed with either COVID-19 or influenza between March and December 2020.
Of those who had COVID-19, 0.37% were diagnosed with a seizure within two weeks of their diagnosis. Of those who had influenza, 0.22% were diagnosed with a seizure within two weeks of their diagnosis.
The study also found that the risk of seizures was highest in those who were under the age of 40, and that the risk increased as the severity of COVID-19 symptoms increased.
While the absolute risk of seizures is still low, the findings of this study highlight the need for further research into the potential neurological complications of COVID-19.
COVID-19 may pose a greater risk of seizures than influenza, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal Neurology, found that the risk of seizures was nearly three times higher in people who had Covid-19 compared to those who had influenza.
Seizures are a known complication of both Covid-19 and influenza, but this is the first study to compare the two.
The study looked at data from more than 4,000 adults in the United States who were hospitalized with either Covid-19 or influenza between March and December 2020.
Of the patients with Covid-19, 2.3% experienced a seizure, compared to just 0.8% of those with influenza.
The findings suggest that Covid-19 may be more likely to cause seizures than influenza, although the reasons for this are not yet clear.
It is possible that the virus itself is more likely to trigger seizures, or that the immune response to the virus is to blame.
Further research is needed to better understand the link between Covid-19 and seizures.
In the meantime, the findings highlight the need for doctors to be aware of the increased risk of seizures in Covid-19 patients, and to take appropriate precautions.