A rare neurological complication is found in Mumbai as the city reports more than 24 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is a
neurological complication which causes paralysis in recovered or in the last stage Covid-19 patients.
A team of city-based neurologists is developing an India-specific database regarding Covid-19 and GBS. Dr Megha Dhamne, principal investigator, and consultant, neurology at L H Hiranandani Hospital, Powai is heading the study.
GBS is an auto-immune disorder triggered by either respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infections and the patient may go to paralysis in two to three days. Even though the paralysis is reversible if treated early it can become permanent if ignored.