Patients are diagnosed with cytomegalovirus within 20 to 30 days of being diagnosed with coronavirus.
New Delhi, July 08: On the one hand, coronavirus (Coronavirus) The fight with the second wave is still going on. There is a danger of a third wave and now another new virus has been added. After coronavirus, now it is cytomegalovirus (Cytomegalovirus) The crisis has dragged on. Six patients have been diagnosed with the virus.
Six patients have been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi. These patients also contracted coronavirus. Within 20 to 30 days, they became infected with the second virus.
According to officials, the patients, who were admitted to Apollo Hospital, also contracted severe pneumonia due to corona last month. They were given plenty of steroids. By the time he was diagnosed with CMV, he had become corona negative.
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Consultant Dr. “Last month, six patients were diagnosed with CMV after corona,” said Athar Ansari. The symptoms depend on which part of your body is affected. If it affects the lungs, the patient may have a fever, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and cough. After 20-30 days after the diagnosis of corona, these patients showed swelling in the lungs and chest, hypoxia. One patient also developed myeloid leukemia.
Cytomegalovirus infection is a common herpes virus infection. The virus is already present in 80 to 90 percent of the Indian population. CMV disease is more common in people with a weakened immune system. HIV, cancer, transplant patients who are given immunosuppressive drugs are more likely to develop the disease. CMV is also attacking corona patients as the coronavirus weakens the immune system and gives steroids.
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The senior consultant at the hospital, Dr. According to Awadhesh Bansal, CMV activation in these patients may be due to weakening of the immune system due to corona and overdosing on steroid therapy.