This devastating side effect of COVID-19 can be permanent

by SammyOctober 15, 2020

The term, long-haulers refers to those infected with COVID-19 who continue to exhibit characteristic symptoms months after diagnosis.

Thus far, a comparable portion of this demographic evidences a thin range of severe permanent effects like lung scarring, while the rest experience provisional complications like fatigue and tingles.

A new paper published in the BMJ Case Reports journal supplies the first subset with a concerning addition.

You might recall a series of neurological symptoms that started to attend positive COVID-19 cases with greater frequency. Among these was “sensorineural hearing loss” (SSNHL) or hearing loss that results from vestibulocochlear nerve damage.

According to the new risk assessment, it is possible to develop permanent manifestations of the disorder after contracting the novel coronavirus.


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