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Experts believe that coronavirus infection can provoke the development of heart and skin diseases.

Researchers at the University of Birmingham claim that COVID-19 disease can lead to the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome

The author of the study, Professor Alex Richter, said that the antibodies that the body produces after suffering a coronavirus are similar to antibodies that cause heart and skin disease.

According to the results of the study, the first symptoms of Guillain-Barré disease are considered to be numbness in the feet and hands, muscle weakness and pain, and coordination problems. 

They were also found in study participants who had undergone mild to severe coronavirus.

Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy that occurs in an acute form and manifests itself as flaccid paresis, sensitivity disorders, and autonomic disorders.

In severe cases, Guillain-Barre syndrome can lead to difficulty moving, walking, breathing and/or swallowing.

Treatment involves intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), plasma exchange, and painkillers.

Most people need to stay in hospital for a few weeks to a few months.

One in five sufferers will be left with long-term complications, such as:

  • Being unable to walk without assistance
  • Weakness in the arms, legs or face
  • Numbness, pain or a tingling or burning sensation
  • Balance and co-ordination problems
  • Extreme tiredness

In the research conducted by the University of Birmingham, the frequency and types of autoantibodies were recorded in:

  • 84 Covid patients who either had mild or severe reactions to the disease
  • 32 people (as a control) who were in intensive care for another reason other than Covid.

The study found higher numbers of autoantibodies in the Covid patients compared to the control group.

The research paper – published on June 4, 2021 – was published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Immunology.

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