Hearing impairment, severe gastrointestinal discomfort and blood clots: These are some of the symptoms that are not common in Covid patients so far. Indian doctors associate these symptoms with infections caused by new mutations.
In addition to being more contagious, the Indian variant B.1.617.2 of the coronavirus, which was recently renamed “Delta” by the World Health Organization, may pose a greater risk of hospitalization.in initial evaluation The Public Health of England (PHE) agency under the Department of Health in the United Kingdom indicated that the severity of the infection was higher based on data related to hospitalization in England and Scotland, and supplemented the new observations of doctors who managed the disruptive wave in India. Covid-19.
In particular, some symptoms that have not been common in Covid patients so far may be Connect to Delta variant, Including hearing impairment, severe gastrointestinal discomfort, and blood clots that cause gangrene. “We need more scientific research to investigate whether these new clinical manifestations are related to variation -He has declared Bloomberg Abdul Gafur, an infectious disease expert at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, the largest city in southern India, explained that compared with the initial wave, he has a large number of diarrhea patients. Last year, we thought we learned about our new enemy, Instead it has changed. This virus has become like this… so unpredictable“.
According to Indian doctors, among the symptoms observed in patients infected with the Delta variant, there are Stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite, hearing loss, joint pain In some cases, it will appear after infection Microporous (Or small blood clots) severe enough to cause the death of the affected tissues and cause gangrene, Ganesh Manudhane, a Mumbai cardiologist, added that in the past two months, he has treated eight Covid patients for thrombotic complications at Seven Hills Hospital, two of which were Need to amputate fingers or toes. “I saw a total of three or four cases last year, and now we have one patient a week“Ha detto Manudhane.
Behind the increase in the frequency of these rare complications may be the increase in infection cases in the country, but Manudhane explained that he is “At a loss“The blood clots from patients of all age groups recurred, and there were no previous problems related to clotting.”We doubt -He admits- This may be due to a new variant of the virus“.
The doctor also found a clot in the blood vessel Supplying the intestines And, as the only symptom, it may cause abdominal pain. Hetal Marfatia, an otolaryngologist at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, said some patients are also seeking medical help due to hearing loss, neck swelling and severe tonsillitis. “Everyone shows different symptomsExperts say that in the second wave.
These unusual manifestations of infection are still being studied, and doctors are collecting data to understand why some patients exhibit these clinical symptoms while others do not. “At the same time, it is important to pay attention to and be aware of possible atypical manifestationsCommented Raina MacIntyre, Lecturer in Global Biosafety at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
To date, India has recorded 18.6 million Covid-19 cases in 2021, compared with 10.3 million cases last year. Experts believe that the “main reason” is the spread of the Delta variant, which is estimated to be 50% more likely than the Alpha that originally appeared in the United Kingdom. The (formerly UK) strain is more contagious. With the increase in transmission, the cases of mucormycosis have also increased. Mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic fungal infection with nearly 9,000 infections among Covid patients.