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This Fearless Indian-Origin US Citizen Now Gets Artificial Legs

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a communicable illness brought on by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. December 2019 saw the identification of the first case in history in Wuhan, China. The rapid global spread of the illness led to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although COVID-19 symptoms might vary, they frequently include fever, coughing, headaches, exhaustion, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, and loss of scent. One to fourteen days following viral exposure is when symptoms can start to appear. Among those infected, at least one-third do not show any symptoms at all.

One in six people will experience complications, some of which could be fatal. Cytokine storms or cytokine release syndromes may be the cause of several of these problems. This occurs when your immune system releases a large amount of inflammatory proteins called cytokines into your bloodstream in response to an infection. They have the ability to destroy tissue and harm your kidneys, heart, and lungs, among other organs.

Complications with COVID-19 could include the following:.

Acute Respiratory Failure


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute Liver Injury

Acute Cardiac Injury

Secondary Infection

Acute Kidney Injury

Septic Shock

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Blood Clots

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Chronic Fatigue


The aftereffects of COVID-19 still plague people. A patient, an Indian citizen of the United States, contracted an infection in the country and lost all four of her limbs. Necrosis brought on by COVID led to the amputation of limbs, including the hands, fingers, and legs. She did, however, eventually acquire prosthetic legs at a Jaipur private hospital. The 52-year-old New Jersey resident contracted COVID in 2020 and lost all four of his limbs while living in the United States.

She is a quadruple amputee, having lost all of the digits in one foot below knee level, one hand below elbow level, and all of the other hand’s fingers. She is a unique example of necrosis, a post-Covid consequence in which all of her limbs were severely damaged and required amputation. Necrosis has resulted in significant amputations as a result of COVID.

Many of the patients had necrosis after contracting the COVID virus. It results from elevated blood sugar levels brought on by the overuse of steroids during treatment. An increase in blood sugar affects limb blood flow, preventing nutrients from getting to the affected areas. In her instance, the lack of nutrients resulted in the death of her tissues in her hands and legs.

Her damaged parts had to be amputated because the tissues were dead and needed to be removed. The physicians diagnosed her with necrosis, a disorder that cannot be healed. The patient, who is originally from Gujarat, will come back to Jaipur the following year to receive prosthetic hands. Patients seeking treatment for vascular necrosis of the femoral head are also seen at Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital.

Another post-Covid consequence is vascular necrosis of the femoral head, a form of osteonecrosis brought on by a disturbance in the blood supply to the proximal femur.

Avascular necrosis has been observed in patients treated with excessive steroids for COVID-19, and a significant number of these patients have undergone knee replacement surgery at the institution.

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