COVID-19 complications, rare vaccine side effects, brain parasites: Inside 2022’s most-read medical case reports – CTV

Dec. 23, 2022

Even three years into the pandemic, COVID-19 is still top of mind, dominating the most-read medical case reports for 2022, ranging from unusual side effects caused by the disease itself to rare adverse reactions to vaccines.

BMJ Case Reports, a scientific journal that focuses on publishing case reports, provided with a list of the top 10 most-read case reports as of Dec. 1, giving an insight into which medical curiosities and questions were most of interest to readers and scientists this year.

As opposed to studies, which have a wider pool of participants, medical case reports provide an in-depth description of one patient’s illness or disorder, usually one that is rare or challenges our existing understanding of a certain medical issue.

Along with COVID-19 complications and vaccine side effects, brain parasites and cycling made an appearance in the top 10.

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