New post-Covid complications: Rectal bleeding in Delhi patients due to CMV

Published on Jun 29, 2021 09:05 PM IST
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After fungal infections, the threat of the cytomegalovirus has emerged for patients of Covid-19. A Delhi hospital reported at least 5 cases of rectal bleeding and abdominal pain in patients around 20-30 days after detection of Covid. Doctors say that suppression of immunity due to Covid and steroids gives CMV a chance to attack patients. The virus otherwise exists in 80-90% of the Indian population in asymptomatic form due to inherent immunity. Watch the full video for more.

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