COVID-19 & Its Neuroinvasive Capacity: Is it Time for Melatonin?

COVID-19 & Its Neuroinvasive Capacity: Is it Time for Melatonin?

Overview

SARS-CoV-2 causes COVID-19, a global health hazard. Recent identification of SARS-CoV-2 in CSF and frontal lobe slices confirms the virus's presence in neural tissue. This finding suggests a neurotherapeutic strategy for COVID-19 patients with underlying illnesses. It's time to consider COVID-19's neuroinvasiveness and the therapeutic use of large dosages of melatonin, which may alter SARS-immune CoV-2's response and neuroinflammation.

Speakers

Dr. KK Aggarwal
Dr. KK Aggarwal

President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus


Dr. Shashank Joshi
Dr. Shashank Joshi

President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra

Dr. Shashank Joshi is a President IAD, Past President ESI and API, Member, COVID -19 Task Force, Maharashtra. MBBS, MD, DM, FACP, FRCP, FACE, An Indian endocrinologist, diabetologist and medical researcher. He was honoured by the Government of India, in 2014, by bestowing on him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the field of medicine. Graduated from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals (MBBS) and did residency in Internal Medicine (MD) with Gold Medals and First Rank for excellence. A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, as well as a Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians (FICP) and American College of Physicians (FACP). A Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) and the Chair of AACE Indian Chapter. Affiliated to several leading hospitals of the city including Lilavati and Bhatia Hospitals. Faculty, Department of Endocrinology, Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Visiting faculty to several Indian and International Universities and is actively involved with evidence based work in Endocrinology including Obesity, Diabetes, Growth, Thyroid, and Osteoporosis.


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