Study adds weakness, blood sugar problems, gastrointestinal ills as symptoms of covid-19 – Washington Post

Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by

Fever, coughing and shortness of breath are known symptoms of covid-19, but other warning signs can include weakness, poor blood sugar control and gastrointestinal complaints, according to a study published recently in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Researchers analyzed nearly 12,000 visits by adult patients to emergency departments at five New York City hospitals. They found covid-19 in 57.5 percent of patients who went to the hospital because of weakness, falls or altered mental status; 55.5 percent of those who came in because their blood sugar was out of control; and 51.4 percent of patients whose chief complaint was a gastrointestinal problem.

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