During these days, the scientific community is full of a frenzied race to recognize the symptoms of the new corona disease and its relationship to other diseases. American researchers have explained that patients Covid-19 Those who suffer from severe muscle pain will be most affected by the virus, and usually develop severe respiratory diseases, according to the website “Russia Today”.
They found researchers at New York University (NYU) The link between painful muscles and severe cases of Covid-19 By analyzing the records of 53 hospitalized patients in Wenzhou, China, most of the participants were in their 30s or 40s and about two-thirds were men..
Megan Covey, the chief communicable and gastroenterologist for the study, said in her interview with Business InsiderThey conducted the study to help doctors in that first stage, so that they could identify people who might get sick from many mild cases. One of the main signs they found in people with severe lung disease is deep muscle pain known clinically as muscle pain. myalgia.
Muscle pain can include: ligaments, tendons and fascia, which are the soft tissues that link muscles, bones, and organs.
According to the World Health Organization, about 15% of all patients with coronavirus have pain in the body or joints.
Pains are aggravated by chemicals called cytokines that the body releases while responding to an infection.
The researchers found that changes in enzyme levels alanine aminotransferase, And hemoglobin, was a key indication if individuals would continue to develop acute respiratory diseases.
Red blood cell production increases in patients with severe coronavirus, to compensate for the chronic low levels of oxygen in the blood due to poor lung function..
Experts added that determining whether the patient’s condition would get worse could help hospitals know which cases to monitor.
“We want to arm the doctors with improved tools, to see if this is a severe case and to predict the results,” said Anas Barry, a clinical assistant professor at New York University who was involved in preparing the study.