Scientists have identified six types of COVID-19 disease by severity and symptoms


Scientists have identified six different forms of coronavirus disease, which differ in symptoms and severity of the course. This is reported by the TV channel with reference to specialists from King’s College London. Sky News.

The first two are similar to the flu. Patients complain of headache and muscle pain, as well as sore throat and chest. Coughing and loss of smell are also noted. These two forms differ in that one proceeds without fever and fever, and in the second, hoarseness and loss of appetite are added to the symptoms.

In the third variant, the infection also affects the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to the usual “flu” symptoms, patients develop diarrhea. This form of COVID-19 is non-coughing.

The following three types of illness are classified as severe. There are three degrees of difficulty. At a severe level of the first degree, patients have fatigue, headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain. In the second degree, patients lose their appetite, confusion and muscle pain are added to the symptoms. In the third case, all these signs of the disease are combined, plus shortness of breath, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Thus, confusion and abdominal pain indicate the most severe form of COVID-19, scientists conclude. Data are based on a symptom study of 1,600 patients in the US and UK. According to the researchers, if in the first five days it is determined which category the patient belongs to, then you can be proactive and prevent the development of serious complications.

In the Kaliningrad region, 14 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in the previous day.


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