The latest symptoms detected in the covid-19 XE variant affect the skin and ears

The XE variant of the coronavirus given its high transmissibility. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), this lineage of the Omicron subvariants BA.1 and BA.2. It could be the variant “most contagious of all those known to date”.

In Spain, according to the latest Update on the epidemiological situation of SARS-CoV-2 variants, some sequences corresponding to lineages BA.3, BA.4, BA.5 and recombinant lineages XE and XT, albeit at “very low” levels (less than 2%). In the last four weeks, no XE case has been sequenced, although in the previous weeks (from week 10 to week 13 of 2022) 7 cases were sequenced.

Its symptoms, like the last dominant variants, cause cough, fever, runny nose, tiredness and headache. However, the United Kingdom has warned about new symptoms for this variant, according to Medical Writing. These would cause low back pain, night sweats, nausea and even, in some less common cases, hair loss or conjunctivitis.

Similarly, the list of possible symptoms is getting longer, including skin lesions and hearing loss or tinnitus.

nails and ears

“The data shows that between 1 and 2 percent of those infected have suffered it. This indication develops in three ways. The first, in Beau’s lines, horizontal notches that occur at the base of the fingernails at the feet when there is a temporary interruption in nail growth due to physical stress on the body.The second, in Mees lines, horizontal white lines that appear on the nails, which are believed to be caused by abnormal production of proteins in the nail bed. The third and last, a red crescent pattern that develops at the base of the nails, “explains the specialized medium.

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Regarding these symptoms in the nails, the media explains that the symptoms tend to appear in the days or weeks after the infection, as the nails grow. “Although it can be painful at first, the vast majority of sufferers find that they are back to normal within a few weeks,” he adds.

Regarding hearing loss, the media reports that in a review study, with 560 participants, 3.1 percent of patients reported hearing loss, while tinnitus occurred in 4.5 percent.

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