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A teenage was affected by a rare nerve disorder post covid. Pixabay

A 14-year-old boy who had developed Miller Fischer syndrome, a variant of rare Guillian-Barre Syndrome — where the immune system attacks the nerves, due to his Covid-19 infection, has been successfully treated, said doctors at Kauvery Hospital here.

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome is triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection in nerves and can leave the patient in a paralytic state unless treated early.

According to the doctors, the boy had visited the hospital, complaining of double vision for five days, and walking difficulties.

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He underwent a Covid-19 RT PCR test and tested positive.

Evaluating the symptoms such as hazy vision, general weakness, the challenge in walking, and a tingling sensation in the limbs, the patient was diagnosed with Miller Fischer Syndrome due to his Covid-19 infection.

The boy visited the hospital, complaining of double vision for five days, and walking difficulties. Pixabay

“Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder. When we came across Miller Fischer Syndrome – a variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in a 14-year-old child, along with Covid-19, it presented a major challenge,” Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, Lead Consultant, and Neurologist said.

According to her, as the child was emotional and refused to be admitted, a special provision for one parent to stay with him wearing a PPE kit was made.

“Within one week of admission in the hospital and intensive treatment is given to the child, he is now able to walk without support,” Rajendran said.

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After discharge from the hospital, the boy was treated as an out-patient, and with physiotherapy, he is now able to carry out his daily activities without difficulty.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, the Senior Infectious Diseases Specialist, said: “Post recovery of Covid-19, we have observed serious lung complications, heart attacks, stroke and vascular complications in patients, even after 3-6 months of recovery.

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Some patients with mild Covid-19, also subsequently develop neuro and vascular complications. We urge people to get themselves checked if they have any persistent symptoms after Covid-19.”

“Post Covid-19 complications are posing a bigger risk today. Timely medical intervention is the need of the hour,” Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director added. (IANS)


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Twitter has confirmed that its algorithms amplify right-leaning political content.

By Nikhila Natarajan

In a continuing study on the effects of machine learning (ML) on public conversation, Twitter has confirmed that its algorithms amplify right-leaning political content. "In six out of seven countries - all but Germany - tweets posted by accounts from the political right receive more algorithmic amplification than the political left when studied as a group," Twitter blogged.

"Right-leaning news outlets, as defined by the independent organisations, see greater algorithmic amplification on Twitter compared to left-leaning news outlets." Since 2016, Twitter users are able to choose between viewing algorithmically ordered tweets first in their home timeline or viewing the most recent tweets in reverse chronological order.

"An algorithmic home timeline displays a stream of tweets from accounts we have chosen to follow on Twitter, as well as recommendations of other content Twitter thinks we might be interested in based on accounts we interact with frequently, tweets we engage with, and more. "As a result, what we see on our timeline is a function of how we interact with Twitter's algorithmic system, as well as how the system is designed."

The new research is based on tweets of elected officials of House of Commons members in Canada, the French National Assembly, the German Bundestag, House of Representatives in Japan, Congress of Deputies of Spain, House of Commons in the UK, and official and personal accounts of House of Representatives and Senate members in the US, as well as news outlets, from April 1 to August 15, 2020.

gold Apple iPhone 6s displaying Twitter logo Tweets about political content from elected officials, regardless of party or whether the party is in power, do see algorithmic amplification when compared to political content on the reverse chronological timeline. | Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash

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