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COVID-19: New Severe Manifestation Turns Patient’s Fingers Black

COVID-19: New Severe Manifestation Turns Patient's Fingers Black

COVID-19: New Severe Manifestation Turns Patient's Fingers Black

An 86-year-old woman who caught coronavirus was left with blackened gangrene-stricken fingers after the virus caused severe clotting.

The woman, who is from Italy, caught coronavirus in April 2020, which cut off the blood supply to her upper extremities.

As a result, she was left with black fingers that swelled from her knuckles up to the tip of her fingers.

COVID-19: New Severe Manifestation Turns Patient's Fingers Black

Sadly, doctors were unable to stimulate blood flow and the woman had to have three of her fingers amputated.

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A new report in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery called the disease a “severe manifestation” of coronavirus.

COVID-19: New Severe Manifestation Turns Patient's Fingers Black

It is believed the side effect may be related to a common immune reaction to Covid called “cytokine storm”.

Cytokine storm prompts the body to attack both sick and healthy tissues in a response to the havoc the virus wrecks on the vascular system.

The woman’s reaction is not the first time a Covid patient has needed their fingers amputated.

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According to Daily 54-year-old man from California had two fingers amputated as a result of extensive tissue and muscle damage after contracting Covid on a ski trip.

Also, in England, a father-of-two, from Cardiff, Wales, contracted coronavirus and lost his left thumb and a forefinger.

 

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