Study reports bizarre symptom of a COVID-19 infection: Persi
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New research has pinpointed an unexpected sign of COVID-19. Doctors in Chicago, USA, have noted a bizarre symptom in an older man who tested positive for COVID-19.

A report published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine details a case of persistent hiccups as the presenting symptom of a COVID-19 infection in a 62-year-old man.

The paper noted the patient had suffered from hiccups for four days, before being admitted to hospital with a high temperature of 37.3C.

Further tests revealed the patient was struggling with his lung capacity, and the man was then put into an isolation room and tested for the disease.

Later on, his temperature increased to 38.4C and he tested positive for the virus.

The report continued: "To our knowledge, this is the first case report of persistent hiccups as the presenting complaint in a COVID-19 positive patient in emergency medicine literature."

The paper stated: "Physicians should keep COVID-19 infection on their differential as more cases are discovered through atypical presentations."

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1320541/Coronavirus-symptoms-study-persistent-hiccups-nhs-who
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