Monkeypox. A new symptom has been recorded (and the case is Portuguese)

IIn Portugal, researchers recently recorded a possible new symptom of Monkeypox. This is the case of a 31-year-old man, tested positive, who developed acute myocarditisinflammation of the heart muscle, a week after the first symptoms of the virus appeared.

This discovery, published in the scientific journal JACC: Case Reports, highlights the possibility that Monkeypox affects and causes potential complications in the heart, explain the researchers to the newspaper El Espanõl.

The patient, presented to a health center five days after the first symptoms of Monkeypox, quickly confirmed the infection, thanks to a PCR test, carried out through a sample of rash. Three days later, the patient went to the emergency room because he felt a strong chest tightness, which radiated to his left arm.

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Thus, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit, where several examinations and tests were carried out which confirmed that it was acute myocarditis. After one week, the patient fully recovered and

“We believe that reporting this possible causal relationship can raise awareness in the scientific community and healthcare professionals about acute myocarditis as a possible complication associated with Monkeypox,” said Ana Isabel Pinho, lead author of the study. Adding that “it can be useful for the close follow-up of affected patients to recognize other complications in the future”.

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