A 13-year-old lad in Davangere district of Karnataka has been detected with a rare post-Covid-19 symptoms that affects the brain, which experts have said is the initial such case in the state and the second in the nation, according to a report. The News Minute detailed that the victim has Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy of Childhood (ANEC) and has been in hospital for the last eight days.
NK Kalappanavar, the director of the SS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, stated when the boy was analyzed by doctors they detected that his brain was passive. He was put on ventilator support for three straight days and after he marked signs of recovery he was withdrawn from the machine.
“The boy needs one more week’s nursing. We need to analyze how severely his brain is faulty once he improves,” Kalappanavar said during a joint press conference with Davangere’s deputy commissioner Mahantesh Belagi. “The medical is very expensive as each vaccine costs anywhere between Rs.75,000 and Rs.1 lakh for every child weighing around 30kg,”.
As per the National Institutes of Health under the US department of health & human services, ANEC is a rare complication outlined by brain injury that usually follows an acute febrile infection, mostly viral diseases. It is caused by environmental factors as well as genetic factors.”The indications of the viral disease (fever, respiratory infection, and gastroenteritis, among others) are followed by seizures, disturbance of consciousness that may rapidly advance to a coma, liver problems, and neurological deficits,” it said.
Specialists across the country have stated people who have improved from Covid-19 have complained of high-grade fever, lung fibrosis, mucormycosis (Black Fungus) and other bacterial diseases. Some Covid-19 victims have also been admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) after healing from Covid-19. Many have deceased as well.