Does covid-19 cause gangrene?
An elderly Italian woman has suffered horrendous side effects from contracting COVID-19.
Doctors were forced to amputate three of her digits after diagnosing the woman in April 2020, calling the case study a “severe manifestation” of the disease in a new report published.
Physicians were already aware that the coronavirus may wreak havoc on the vascular system, though they aren’t yet sure why.
Last week, King’s College London researcher Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology, revealed one in five COVID-19 patients are reporting less common ills such as skin rashes, mouth sores and an enlarged tongue, which aren’t included in the CDC’s list of symptoms.
Spector’s speculation comes via data collected by the ZOE COVID Symptom Study in the UK, which encourages Britons to self-report what they experience during an infection.