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Study details of Covid-19 intubation

Washington, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) A study on laryngology, voice, speech therapy and swallowing provided some details about effects caused by intubation in patients with Covid-19, a specialized source reported Friday.

Pharyngo-laryngeal lesions after lengthy intubation due to Covid-19 are more prevalent in men, according to Nature journal.

Experts pointed out that ‘in voice changes, it is frequently seen that it is not paralysis of vocal cords but rather ankylosis or scars possibly derived from intubation, which require surgical treatment.’

Regarding swallowing pathology, ‘more affected men are also monitored, and it may be possible because male sex presents more complications and longer stays in ICUs, the study said.

Such a situation bears on the appearance of ‘laryngeal lesions due to iatrogenesis of intubation or tracheostomy and not to the disease itself’.

‘Concerning dysphagia -difficulty to swallow- associated with Covid-19, ‘is an important symptom, undervalued, and that has a good prognosis if you work early.’

This ailment – caused by coronavirus, causes discomfort such as abnormal tongue; anosmia (loss of smell); ageusia (loss of taste); tinnitus and dysphagia, among other symptoms.


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