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Covid. Ana Loura recovered from intensive care but had sequelae

THELoura was admitted to the infectious at the São João University Hospital Center, in Porto, having also been in intensive care.

“Memory. I am 67 years old and memory is no longer what it was [quando era mais nova], but I got a lot worse “after hospitalization, said.

The appearance of a lump in one of the lungs that you did not know before suffering from covid-19 and an abundant hair loss are other sequelae that Ana Loura said she was seeing after the hospital discharge. covid-19, on 5 April.

“My hair whitened overnight. It was already gray, but now it is predominantly white”, he said, referring that he also continues to feel “very tired”.

Ana Loura survived the covid-19 after entering the 12th of March in São João and only being discharged on April.

Reformed aeronautical telecommunications technician profession in the company NAV on Santa Maria Island (Azores) and activist involved in various social and cultural causes on that island, left the Azores on the 17th of February, to be present in the Currents D’Escritas from 19 to 22 February.

Asked by Lusa about whether she would be available to participate in a scientific study on the consequences that the covid-19 leaves in recovered patients, replied that it is available.

“Of course I do. I owe it to the rest of the universe. In fact, I already signed up for that plasma collection program. I think we have an obligation to be available to collaborate in whatever is necessary,” he said.

In a recent interview with Lusa, the director Service Infectious Disease João Sarmento, admitted to being able to proceed with a scientific study on the consequences that the covid-19 left in the recovered patients “when things calm down”.

The sequelae of illnesses usually appear after weeks or even months, explained António Sarmento.

In the case of covid-19, a “new and unknown” disease is “impossible, for now, in the world for anyone to say, whether in America, or here, what consequences people will be left with,” he said.

“We don’t know”, acknowledged António Sarmento, referring that it is “likely that they will have the consequences of pneumonia”.

O director Service Infectious Disease further noted that there are “sequelae of intensive care” that are “common to any pathology that requires admission to intensive care”, but which are then “reversible“.

A person who was stopped, sedated and connected to a fan can have “sequelae neuromuscular“,” pulmonary sequelae “and can be” psychiatric or psychological sequelae “, and for these reasons you may experience” muscle atrophy “,” brutal tiredness “,” lack of strength “,” post-traumatic stress “, which has to do with an sedation prolonged, he described.

In Portugal, 1,184 people died out of the 28,319 confirmed as infected, and there are 3,198 recovered cases, according to the Direction-General Health.

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