TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — Seven % of sufferers with extreme COVID-19 current with irregular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the globe of the attention, in keeping with a examine printed on-line Feb. 16 in Radiology.
Augustin Lecler, M.D., Ph.D., from Rothschild Basis Hospital in Paris, and colleagues performed a retrospective observational examine and examined medical and imaging knowledge for a multicenter cohort of 129 sufferers presenting with extreme COVID-19 from March 4 to Might 1, 2020, who underwent mind MRI.
The researchers discovered that 9 of the sufferers (7 %) had one or a number of fluid-attenuated inversion recovery-weighted imaging hyperintense nodules of the posterior pole of the globe. Nodules had been recognized within the macular area in all sufferers, and two sufferers (22 %) had nodules outdoors the macular area. Eight sufferers (89 %) had bilateral nodules.
“Our examine advocates for screening of all sufferers hospitalized within the intensive care unit for extreme COVID-19,” Lecler mentioned in an announcement. “We consider these sufferers ought to obtain particular eye-protective therapies.”