December 29th According to an Indian media report on the 29th, some patients with COVID-19 in India have severe symptoms of spinal infection after recovery, and patients can resume free movement only if they continue to be hospitalized for long-term treatment.
According to the Indian Express, six elderly COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized for more than a month at Nanawati Hospital in Pearl Lake, India, and five of them have undergone surgery and antibiotic treatment due to severe symptoms.
“These patients were hospitalized for weeks when they contracted COVID-19, and it would take three more months to move freely,” said Dr. Bapat.
One of the patients named Silver has paid more than 1.5 million rupees (about $20k) since he contracted the novel coronavirus in September. He has been hospitalized four times, underwent one spinal surgery, and requires nurses to inject antibiotics every day, which is expensive.
Sylville’s son said that his father had never been ill before contracting the novel coronavirus, and was later admitted to the hospital for remdesivir.
He began to feel abnormal back pain a few days after he was discharged from the hospital.
The report said that although patients and families are confused about the cause of spinal infection, doctors claim that it has nothing to do with the novel coronavirus.
“This could be related to low immunity in COVID-19 patients,” Bapat said. In addition, doctors in other areas have found similar conditions, saying that because patients are infected with bacteria that only appear in intensive care units, which means that they were infected when they were initially treated for COVID-19.