Physicians to report new symptoms of COVID-19
The Virus SARS-CoV-2, the the disease COVID-19 triggers, is still new and therefore we know not much about it. The more people fall ill, however, COVID-19, the better physicians can make a picture of the disease. Now, the prestigious Mayo Clinic reported new symptoms that have been observed in the context of COVID-19.
What are the symptoms new?
Dr. Stacey Rizza, an expert in infectious diseases and a researcher at the Mayo Clinic, reported in a News article that the list of previously known symptoms of COVID-19 needs to be expanded. To include the newly observed symptoms of inflammation of the heart tissue, changes such as rash and inflammation of the testicles (Orchitis) skin.
COVID-19: what is the infectious disease?
In many people, infection with SARS-CoV-2 runs entirely free of the symptom, so without you noticing them at all. Only mild cold symptoms.
High fever, cough and chills, the Symptoms of a more significant disease are often, may be accompanied by diarrhea or a loss of smell and sense of taste.
In severe cases, the Affected will get a pneumonia, in the worst case, the lungs failed. Symptoms can be shortness of breath or pain in the chest area.
Dr. Rizza describes the typical course of a COVID-19-disease with classic symptoms, do the following:
“The classics, of which you will hear, are a fever and any respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath or cough or anything that relates to the lungs.”
The following symptoms, according to Dr. Rizza also: “We have seen people neck pain, some kinds of gastro-intestinal disorders, and were sometimes diarrhea.” Sometimes there is also inflammation of the heart tissue and pain go hand in hand in the chest area. “We’ve even had some people with a supposed heart attack, and in reality, it was an inflammation of the heart tissue, which was caused by the Virus itself.”
Dr. Rizza is called in addition, other symptoms that they claimed, however, of rare occurrence: “We also know that nerves can become infected and a change in the smell or the taste of the entry. And some people have noticed changes to the skin, although this was somewhat less specific.”
While fever, respiratory symptoms, and pain as a typical first complaints show the vast majority of the COVID-19-cases first, but in the course of the disease can occur in some patients, additional symptoms, according to the expert of the Mayo Clinic. For example, be determined according to the latest findings in male Patients, in rare cases, a testicular inflammation (Orchitis).
Overview of the symptoms
In the following Overview you can find the symptoms that can occur during a COVID-19-disease (based on information provided by the Mayo Clinic and the Robert Koch-Institute):
- General feeling of weakness,
- Loss of appetite,
- Shortness of breath or other respiratory complaints,
- Muscle and limb pain,
- Neck pain,
- Loss of taste or sense of smell,
- Gastro-intestinal disorders such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, Nausea and vomiting,
- Skin changes or skin rash,
- Somnolence (abnormal sleepiness),
- Conjunctivitis (Inflammation Of Conjunctiva),
- Inflammation of the heart tissue,
- Inflammation of the testicles.
The symptoms can be used individually or in various combinations occur. Security, whether it is, in fact, COVID-19, only a Test.
You should notice or other symptoms such as shortness of breath, blue lips, confusion, pressure or pain in the heart area, get immediately medical assistance under the telephone number 112.
For More Information
For more information about COVID-19 is available online on the website of the Federal centre for health education or by phone at 116117. (kh)