At the Eskişehir City Hospital, in the Post-Covid Monitoring Center, where people who survived the coronavirus were followed for a long time, nearly 2 thousand 100 patients were checked in 5 months. It was determined that people who had defeated the coronavirus coming from Eskişehir as well as the neighboring provinces still continued to suffer from respiratory failure, as well as neurological disorders such as joint pain, weakness, fatigue, sleep disorders, absent-mindedness and forgetfulness. In the examinations made in those who came for the second time, it was determined that those who survived the coronavirus experienced rashes on the eyes and skin and itching.
“WE SAY ATYPICAL EYE AND SKIN DISORDERS”
Hospital Chief Physician Dr. Yaşar Notification, explained that as a result of the last 5 months of observations at the Post-Covid Monitoring Center, severe respiratory distress, shortness of breath and exercise intolerance (muscle fatigue) were still encountered in 1 out of 10 patients. Reporter said, “About half of the patients still have complaints of muscle-joint pain and weakness. In a group of these patients, we encounter atypical eye and skin disorders or complaints related to them. Are these complaints related to Covid? We are not very sure about this, but there are a number of eye and skin complaints that attract attention. “Our friends continue their studies and researches on this subject, too,” he said.
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“WE FOLLOW PATIENTS”
Post-Covid Monitoring Center Coordinator Dr. Şebnem Eker Güvenç said that coronavirus survivors have common complaints such as joint pain, weakness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. Noting that they started to see complaints with many different symptoms in addition to these during the controls, Güvenç said, “Our patients come with complaints such as skin rashes, blurring of eye symptoms, and disorders. We follow them by directing them to the relevant departments. Of course, it is too early to directly associate these situations with Covid infection, but we will observe this in the follow-up of patients. We frequently see patients presenting with different symptoms. We receive positive feedback and follow the patients. We will follow the data in the upcoming period. He said, “There are patients who present with new findings, skin rashes and itching 3-4 months after the disease.”
Fatih Harman, who defeated the coronavirus and recovered in October last year, said that he came to the Monitoring Center for his controls. Explaining that some of his troubles still continue, Harman said, “As soon as I got sick in October, I got sick, I had fever. I found out that I was positive as a result of the test done in the hospital. They applied home treatment. Later, when I got sick again, I went to the hospital. They applied drug therapy, and as soon as they did for 1 week, they broke out. Afterwards, I had a breathing problem when climbing stairs or walking. So I came to Covid Monitoring Center again. Compared to the past, when I walk or run, of course, I have shortness of breath. These problems continue, ”he said.