Rare Symptoms of Covid-19 Appear
Europe and the United States have experienced a sharp spike in recent weeks due to severe immune disorders in children linked to Covid-19.
Health authorities revealed at least five children, three children in New York, France and Britain died of the syndrome, and at least two other deaths.
Quoting AFP, this new disease is increasingly showing a variety of rare symptoms or symptoms that are not common because of this disease.
Doctors in Bergamo, northern Italy reported a 30-fold increase in the incidence of severe inflammatory disorders among children published in a study in The Lancet.
“Initial reports hypothesize that this syndrome might be related to COVID-19,” the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual briefing on Friday, asking doctors around the world to help “better understand this syndrome in children.”
Experts speculate that the virus triggers a violent response in the immune system, causing it to turn around, rather than protect, the tissues and organs of children affected.
“They have a virus, the body fought it before,” Sunil Sood, a pediatrician at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, told AFP.
“But now there is this delayed and excessive immune response.”
A rare symptom of the corona virus
Citing National Geographic, infection can cause serious damage in your body in various ways, and COVID-19 seems to use almost everything. The corona virus mainly attacks the lungs, which can cause pneumonia or even respiratory failure, and in one out of every five patients, it also causes failure of many organs.
1. Possible heart infection
Outside the lungs, the new corona virus appears to cause damage to the heart, with one in five COVID-19 patients suffering a heart injury, according to a recent study in China.
The heart pumps blood throughout the body, supplying organs with oxygen from the lungs. If the virus attacks the lungs, they become less efficient at supplying oxygen to the bloodstream.
If the virus attacks the lungs, they become less efficient at supplying oxygen to the bloodstream.
2. Mysterious blood clots
For many patients, COVID-19 causes a lot of clotting and in unusual quantities.
More than 160 years ago, a German doctor named Rudolf Virchow detailed three reasons why abnormal blood clots could occur. First, if the inner lining of a blood vessel is injured, perhaps due to an infection, it can release proteins that trigger clotting.
Second, clots can form if blood flow becomes stagnant, which sometimes occurs when people in hospital beds cannot move for too long. Finally, blood vessels can develop a tendency to fall apart with platelets or other circulating proteins that repair wounds – which usually occur in congenital diseases but can also be triggered by systemic inflammation.
“I think we have evidence that all three play a role in COVID,” said Adam Cuker, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital who specializes in blood clotting disorders.
Cytokine storms can also worsen inflammatory conditions that clog arteries, such as fatty plaque behind atherosclerosis – hence why pre-existing cardiovascular disease correlates with severe COVID-19.
3. Unexpected stroke
This increased clotting could explain why young COVID-19 patients without heart risk factors suffer a stroke, which usually attacks the brains of older people. Although it is surprising to see strokes in young people, strokes may have to be expected given that connections were also observed during the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, a corona virus related.
“Some people even think that what we see is a rash during COVID-19, but it doesn’t have to be a rash associated with COVID-19,” said Kanade Shinkai, professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.
“That is a big mystery and a big scientific question that still needs to be answered.”