He was a Bangladeshi. 45 years old. Last month 8th, he was diagnosed as COVID19. Later, following a deterioration of his symptoms, he was admitted in the government hospital where he was in the ICU (without ventilation) with oxygen support. His lungs were affected mostly. The hospital discharged him after 10 days with the advice for home quarantine for another 2 weeks. Yesterday he finished his quarantine.
Today he came to me with the complaints of severe weakness, exertional breathing difficulties, anosmia (absence of smell), lack of appetite. His breathing was normal while sitting still but with a little walk or work, he was experiencing quite a bit of shortness of the breath. Due to the lack of appetite, he couldn’t take his full meal as well which was contributing to his weakness.
I checked his vitals and all of them were within normal limits except a few features of lung damage that were still apparent on the stethoscope.
I gave medications to increase his appetite and regain his strength. I also advised him to take a rest for a few more days.
He was a classic patient of “Long COVID”.
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