Some patients with COVID-19 have persistent skin-related symptoms long after their initial infection has cleared, according to a new analysis.The findings, presented at the 29th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), point to another burden experienced by so-called "long haulers" who get better but don't seem to fully recover from COVID-19.For the analysis, researchers established an international registry for COVID19 skin manifestations in April 2020, in collaboration with the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology. Clinicians were contacted in June and August to update COVID-19 laboratory test results and the duration of patients' COVID-19skin symptoms. The team defined long haulersas anyone with skin symptoms of COVID-19 that persisted for at least 60 days.
Hospital staff battling a second wave of coronavirus have said they areexhausted and disheartened to see people ignoring the rules. But, the medicsat Whiston Hospital in Knowsley, a Merseyside borough which has seen some ofthe highest infection rates in the country, say they will “soldier on” asnumbers of patients with the virus start to approach the levels they were atthe peak of the pandemic. Interviews with Ascanio Tridente, Nadine McStein andRowan Pritchard Jones.
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A dad who discovered his sense of adventure after beating breast cancer in his40s told he is now doing everything from Latin dancing to modelling. T-shirtdesigner and illustrator Phil Alderson, 48, was alerted to a lump behind hisleft nipple, after a nudge from his daughter, Evie, 10, as they playedtogether during the summer holidays in 2016 caused him discomfort. Just twoweeks later, Phil, of The Wirral, Merseyside, became one of only 350 men inthe UK to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year - compared to 55,000 woman- according to Cancer Research UK.
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