The strange effect that the coronavirus caused on the genitals of a 62-year-old man
This is a case so far unique in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic: The coronavirus caused a strange effect on the genitals of a 62-year-old man hospitalized in France.
It is now known that COVID-19 infection can cause clots in some patients, but It is the first time that the development of this condition in a patient’s penis has been reported..
In accordance with The American Journal of Emergency Medicinewho published the case, the man remained in intensive care at the Versailles Hospital Center in Le ChesnayFrance, for two weeks, as he had to be placed on a ventilator because of the coronavirus.
Then the doctors noticed an erection that lasted for about four hours, a condition known as priapism. Doctors managed to extract blood from the penis using a needle and appropriate drug treatment.
Although there is no history of another similar case in another part of the world, the doctors who treated this man assure that “the clinical and laboratory presentation in our patient strongly suggests priapism related to SARS-CoV-2 infection“.
COVID-19 can cause thrombosis in 30 percent of patients and often occurs in the lungsbut it can happen in other parts of the body, so “this medical emergency must be recognized by health professionals and treated promptly to prevent immediate and chronic functional complications,” the treating physicians wrote.
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