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Teenager Suffers Rare Nerve Disorder Post Covid19 Treatment

Post Covid-19 complications are posing a bigger risk today

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.

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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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