Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(07)

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Mechanism of mucosal defence and options to reduce virus invasion during the COVID pandemic]

HODINKA László

[The portal of entry for coronavirus is the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. Severity, organ manifestations and out­come of COVID-19 are determined by the viral load, burdening the attacked organism. Condition of the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal mucosa and the capacity of their defence system are crucial for virus penetration, fusion with epithelial cells and replication. Direct neural spread, penet­ra­tion into the deeper airways and spread through the lymph nodes depend on... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Neurological complications of COVID-19]

KOVÁCS Tibor, BERECZKI Dániel, LAMBERTUS Iván, DOBRONYI Levente

[The SARS-CoV-2 virus of COVID-19 is present in all countries of the world by 2021 causing primarily respiratory symptoms by penumonia with severe respiratory failure. Since the early stages of the pandemic, there were published case reports and comprehensive clinical studies about the neurological symptoms and complications of the infection (e.g. myalgia, anosmia, ageusia, encephalitis, encephalopathy, cerebrovascular conditions, Guillain-Barré syndrome and specific neuropathies). As it is... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Neuropsychiatric complications of COVID-19 infection]

FRECSKA Ede, BALLA Petra

[Initially, the studies of COVID-19 infection focused primarily on the acute and subacute somatic symptoms of limited duration, but later on with the spread of the pandemic the scope was extended to prolonged symptoms recognized as complications. Data are mounting about after-effects in circulation, respiration, coagulation, problematic outcomes in rheumatology, dermatology, ophthalmology, as well as about the acute and prolonged symptoms of the dysfunctional central nervous system. Initially,... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Potential benefits of using GLP1-receptor agonists during COVID-19 epidemic]

KIS János Tibor, SCHANDL László, GRÓSZ Andrea

[The risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection is higher among diabetic patients. The severity of progressing infection also increases in diabetes mellitus. Obesity associated with diabetes and cardiovascular disease are worsening the prognosis. Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP1-RA) administered in type 2 diabetes are lowering significantly the blood sugar level without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia, support patients to lose weight, and reduce the likelihood of developing and worsening... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Face mask associated dry eye syndrome during the COVID-19 pandemic]

SOHÁR Nicolette

[During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of face mask was mandated to slow down also this way the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Dry eye syndrome is a multifactorial, common disease of the tear film and ocular surface, which has a significant negative effect on quality of life. The face mask and prolonged use of digital devices in home office and on-line school education raised the prevalence of dry eye syndrome among the patients. Eye irritation caused by the use of masks increased the risk of infection... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[Treatment options for localized and widespread post-COVID pain]

VERECKEI Edit

[Data on the new coronavirus caused di­s­ease and its treatment have been accumulating for more than a year. There are four main disease courses: no or mild symp­toms, unavoidable hospitalisation, severe or lethal outcome, and permanent or post-hoc manifestations. The last course is usually referred to as post-COVID syndrome. As a part of the acute and post-COVID symptomatology there were published pain perceptions with frequent but heterogeneous localisation. It is practical to classify them... tovább »

Lege Artis Medicinae

JULY 13, 2021

[COVID-19 skin symptoms]

JUHÁSZ István

[We observed many coronavirus associated skin symptoms during the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 (Sars-CoV-2) pandemic in Hun­gary. The skin lesions include viral exan­thems, urticariform rash, vesicles of different size, pernio-like lesions, vasculopathic phenomena of various stages of severity or skin symptoms like pityriasis rosea or ery­thema multiforme as well as rash resembling Kawasaki’s disease. Some of these indicate the presence of primary skin infection caused by the COVID-19 viral... tovább »