Researchers find early symptoms of corona infection: German doctors also identify it after a mysterious case
Created: 01/15/2022 06:06
By: Marcus Giebel
Corona infections and subsequent Covid diseases can take a variety of forms.
German doctors have now become aware of an early warning sign.
Munich – The corona virus makes life difficult for mankind in many ways.
Also because this pandemic is blooming strangely.
Because many of those affected by Sars-CoV-2 or one of the mutations do not even notice their infection because they do not appear to show any symptoms and feel perfectly healthy.
But this is exactly what allows the virus to spread unnoticed if the infected spend time with other really healthy people and unknowingly infect them.
Scientists are all the more feverishly looking for clues that will quickly reveal an infection.
Now an early warning symptom could have been discovered.
Because it is conspicuously frequent that people who have had a corona test later have fainting spells.
This is reported by the
Corona symptoms: the man had several fainting spells before the positive test
In the case of sudden and inexplicable fainting, experts also speak of syncopation.
Because he was plagued by them more often, a 35-year-old came to the emergency room of a Berlin hospital, according to the report.
The doctors there were puzzled - the only other indication of health problems was a positive corona test.
As early as August 2021, researchers from Spain, Portugal and Italy had discovered recurrent syncope when evaluating 37 studies with 14,437 participants.
This was the case for 604 of those infected, which corresponds to a percentage of 4.2.
They occurred mainly in the early stages, mostly affecting people over the age of 60.
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Fainting spells as a corona indication?
They could also indicate Long Covid
Although the scientists did not consider the fainting spells to be a typical corona symptom, they concluded from their study that syncope could also occur.
This could be used as an early warning.
On average, these fainting spells occurred three days before a positive test.
Because syncope was also recorded in two studies several weeks after a Covid recovery, it could therefore also be one of the many symptoms of Long Covid.
The exact causes could not be clarified.
However, a connection with high blood pressure and antihypertensive drugs is suspected.
In addition, diseases such as diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia (lipid metabolism disorder) and heart disease could have an influence.
Doctors in Germany also see a correlation in view of the increasing number of cases.
But the exact background has yet to be revealed.