Not only cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste are signs of Corona. Sudden fainting can also indicate that a person is infected.
Medical professionals consider syncope (brief fainting spells) to be another symptom of coronavirus infection.
In the case of a young man, the doctors came to the conclusion that the fainting spells must be related to his corona infection.
Studies from last summer showed a similar picture: a good four percent of corona sufferers had syncope in the early stages.
How do I know if I have Corona? The list of the most common symptoms should be well known to the general public. These include signs such as a sore throat, cough, fever or a sudden loss of smell and/or taste. However, German researchers have now found that another symptom can be a sign of corona disease.
The “Ärztezeitung” describes the case of a 35-year-old man who repeatedly fainted. He is examined several times in a Berlin hospital, but the doctors find no other finding, apart from that he is suffering from corona.
Affects people over 60 years of age
The experts conclude that syncope (fainting spells) can also be a sign of a corona infection. This association is due to “the reproducible circumstances under which syncope manifests, the clear chronological correlation of symptoms with SARS-CoV-2 infection and the absence of features indicative of structural heart disease,” writes the ” medical newspaper».
In August 2021, results from a total of 37 studies with 14,438 corona patients showed that 4.2 percent of those infected (604 cases) in the early stages of the corona infection experienced fainting (syncope) or the feeling of impending unconsciousness (presyncope). had occurred. According to this study, people over the age of 60 are particularly affected, writes “Bild”.
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