One of the symptoms of coronavirus may be prolonged hiccups, American doctors write in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine.
The article describes the case of a 62-year-old Chicago resident who was admitted to the hospital in April due to four days of hiccups.
The survey showed that the man suffered from diabetes, hypertension and coronary heart disease. Also, tests for COVID-19 gave a positive result, and an x-ray showed lung damage. At the same time, there were no typical symptoms of coronavirus in the form of cough or sore throat.
“To our knowledge, this is the first report of persistent hiccups as a complaint from a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 in the emergency medicine literature,” The Sun quoted doctors on August 7.
Doctors urged colleagues to pay attention to hiccups as a sign of coronavirus.
On August 1, the head doctor of the hospital in Kommunarka, Denis Protsenko, spoke about the peculiarities of coughing with coronavirus. He also noted that with COVID-19, the feeling of a sore throat does not go away for a long time.