Dr. Zhan Qingyuan, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, said that the reason why the novel coronavirus pneumonia is difficult to control is that the virus not only hits the lungs but also the heart, the digestive tract, the kidneys, and the blood immune system.
Two doctors at the Wuhan Central Hospital-Yi Fan and Hu Weifeng, who are also severely ill with novel coronavirus pneumonia, were finally rescued after more than two months of treatment. A widely circulated video shows that they now have dark skin, which is distressing.
Why does the face turn black? “For critically ill patients, the fight against the novel coronavirus is a process of killing 10,000 enemies and 8,000 self-damages. Although life is saved, many organs in the whole body are damaged.” Hubei Provincial Expert Group on Epidemic Prevention, Huake Song Jianxin, chief physician of the Department of Infection at Tongji Hospital, said that dark skin is the cause of pigmentation.
The abnormal liver function easily leads to dull skin pigmentation
A doctor at the People ’s Hospital of Wuhan University who has been sticking to the hot clinic told reporters, “When iron enters the body, it is metabolized and stored by the liver. However, if the liver has been damaged and normal work cannot be performed, the iron will flow in. Blood vessels increase the amount of iron in the blood. This kind of blood can easily cause a dark complexion after supplying facial skin. Furthermore, long-term abnormal liver function can cause metabolic abnormalities, which can easily lead to dull skin pigments. “
On March 4, the international medical journal “The Lancet-Gastroenterology and Hepatology” published an online review article “COVID-19” by Wang Fusheng, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of the Fifth Medical Center (302 Hospital) of the PLA General Hospital Related Liver Injury: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Challenges point out that there is a certain percentage of liver dysfunction in both mild and severe patients with novel coronavirus pneumonia.
Gong Zuojiong, director of the Department of Infection, People ’s Hospital of Wuhan University, said in an interview with a reporter that from the clinical observation and published literature, the main damage to patients is mainly lung damage, and some patients have a certain degree of the liver. The damage may be related to several reasons, one is secondary liver damage, and the other is that sometimes more drugs are used in the treatment, and to some extent, it may also appear as drug-induced damage. The third is the occurrence of respiratory distress syndrome in critically ill patients, leading to multi-organ damage, which not only damages the liver or lungs but may also be accompanied by heart, kidney, and other problems.
Song Jianxin said that in clinical practice, severely ill patients often suffer from damage to other organs besides liver damage. The two doctors not only had darkened faces but darker skin. Some critically ill patients not only have darkened skin but also have peeling and chapped skin.
The body may turn white again after recovery
Dr. Zhan Qingyuan, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, said that the reason why the novel coronavirus pneumonia is difficult to control is that the virus not only hits the lungs, but also the heart, the digestive tract, the kidneys, and the blood clots. It aims to quickly paralyze the human body, immune system.
Can the “face change” caused by the two doctors’ bodies be recovered? Song Jianxin also believes that as long as his life comes back, the body will recover a little bit, and the damaged organs will recover a little bit. In addition to irreversible damage, it can be gradually recovered.
“The next stage is going to the treatment of the sequelae after the cure.” The frontline medical staff of Wuhan University People’s Hospital said that the liver can be repaired, and after a certain treatment, it can return to normal once it is repaired.
On March 30, Dr. Hu Weifeng was able to communicate normally; on April 3, Dr. Yi Fan was already able to stand on his own.