Common symptoms of coronavirus infection is high fever, cough and shortness of breath. But if the disease takes a severe course, the symptoms COVID-19 added damage kidneys and other internal organs, as well as strange blood clots. Doctors believe that the coronavirus can be aimed at the vessels and not the lungs.
The analysis of the charm, like acute respiratory viral infection symptoms took Frank Rosicka from the University hospital Zurich (Switzerland). Revealing the first of the dead from the COVID-19 patient in April 2020, the year of Rosicka drew attention to the small but many clots that scored the capillaries of the lungs. The inflammatory process eventually caused the expansion of blood vessels that provide blood to the internal organs.
The scientist shared his observations with readers of the journal The Lancet, noting that the main target of the coronavirus may not be easy, as is commonly believed, and blood vessels. “COVID-19 can be vascular disease. That is, light is the main battlefield of the virus with the immune system, but the disease mainly affects blood vessels”, writes Rosicka.
Other scientists came to similar conclusions. For example, in an article that appeared in the New England journal of Medicine, notes that in the lungs of people who died from the coronavirus, almost 10 times more microthrombi in the lungs than died from H1N1 flu. But scientists from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium found that a significant role in the development of severe COVID-19 played by the endothelial cells lining the inner surface of blood vessels.