Coronavirus Symptoms Include Organ Failure and Blood Clots
Pediatric Patients Suffer From the Suppressed Immune Response
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, has been affecting the general population on the entire planet for the last few months. Across the globe, 4,394,058 individuals have been confirmed with the coronavirus, out of which the highest ratio of infectious patients has been found in the United States with the total number of 1,417,398 cases. Initially, coronavirus symptoms are used to know about this infection.
Coronavirus was thought to be just a respiratory illness, but recent cases suggest that coronavirus symptoms might include deep vein thrombosis caused by blood clots along with multiple organ failure.
The coronavirus symptoms range from mild to severe symptoms. Some of the common sets of coronavirus symptoms include fever, dry cough, sneezing, sore throat, shortness of breath, and headaches. Pneumonia can also occur during the mild stage of COVID-19 infection. Patients suffering from severe conditions have difficulty breathing and can lead to death.
In recent cases, excessive blood clotting can be seen as patients with deep vein thrombosis as a coronavirus symptom are being admitted in hospitals due to the reduction of blood supply to a certain organ or compartment.
Blood clotting can be fatal to life as they are formed inside the arterial and venous system of the body and can easily lodge themselves in any vessel, causing obstruction of blood flow to an organ, resulting in necrosis and ultimate cell death.
The development of blood clots in an individual can become extremely dangerous and is lethal to 20% to 50% of the patients. A quick diagnosis via ultrasound and easy surgical procedure during which slicing the affected arteries and using the catheter to scoop out the clot.
Doctors across the world are diagnosing a wide range of the odd and alarming set of coronavirus symptoms, including varying sizes of blood clots throughout the body, pericarditis, kidney failure, and autoimmune system complications.
The coronavirus symptoms are continuously evolving and manifesting itself since it was first diagnosed in Mainland China on November 17.
Multiple Organ Failure
In most of the cases, coronavirus has severe effects on the individual’s ability to breathe normally. But in certain cases, the coronavirus symptoms include the development of multiple organ failure. While the COVID-19 has been designated as a respiratory distress syndrome, multiple cases suggest that it has the ability to affect some people’s whole bodies. Some of the obvious coronavirus symptoms affecting the respiratory system include pneumonia, fever, and severe acute respiratory distress.
Some of the recent cases suggest that the COVID-19 has the ability to influence some organs directly, which include lining the blood vessels resulting in unnatural clotting of blood, causing a local inflammatory response inside the body, which might lead to thrombus or even embolism.
Across the world, multiple doctors have reported cases of unusual strokes, caused by pulmonary embolism, and multiple thrombi in some of the tiny blood vessels in the coronavirus patients. Organ damage is the ultimate result of blood clots in blood vessels.
Overreaction of the immune system in children
One of the most startling coronavirus symptoms linking to children is a pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which is currently reported in 52 children in the state of New York. The syndrome’s symptoms include Kawasaki disease and shock along with persisting fever, inflammatory response, and poor organ function.
The immune response in the body of children suffering from coronavirus is the main cause of causing Kawasaki disease, which causes an inflammatory reaction in the blood vessels and around the heart. Lung damage, along with unusual blood clotting, can also be observed in pediatric coronavirus patients.
There is certain evidence that suggests that coronavirus in children does not cause a strong immune response but, in turn, is able to suppress the autoimmune system of the body.