AIIMS reports first case of COVID-19-related brain nerve damage in a child

AIIMS reports first case of COVID-19-related brain nerve damage in a child

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi has recently reported a new case of brain damage related to COVID-19 in India in a 11-year-old girl for the first time.

The physicians prepared a draft report revealing that the girl’s brain nerves were damaged after she was detected with coronavirus. They are yet to publish a full report on the case.

The child had reported blurred vision, however, her condition improved with immunotherapy treatment and was later discharged from hospital with 50 per cent of her vision restored, said the doctors.

According to the draft the COVID-19 infection had induced acute demyelinating syndrome (ADS) in the girl which was the first in the “paediatric age group”.

The report comes after a 45-year old man suffering from asthma in Britain lost his hearing in one ear after being stuck with coronavirus.

The man was admitted to ICU after he experienced difficulty in breathing, he was administered remdesivir during this treatment as doctors carried out plasma exchange on the patient after which he started showing signs of recovery.

The man later recovered but a week later he noticed ringing in his left ear which led to hearing loss even as the doctors tested him for flu, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis but all showed negative results.

The doctors in the UK were unable to ascertain the exact cause of the man’s hearing loss and asked for more investigations into the case.