Complications of Covid-19

Complications of extremely dangerous Covid-19: Acute pneumonia, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Acute liver injury, Acute heart injury, Acute kidney injury, Secondary infection, Septic shock, Disseminated intravascular coagulation, Rhabdomyolysis, Childhood Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, Dermatology, Nervous problems, Psychiatric.

Psychiatric: depression, anxiety, mood swings

In addition to the effects on the patient's health, Covid-19 also causes significant impacts on mental health.

Nervous: smell, taste, sleeping, concentrating, memory problems

Neurological dysfunction is common in more than 80% of patients, with characteristic manifestations such as problems with smell and taste, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and memory problems.

Dermatology: rash, hair loss

Six groups of symptoms in Covid-19 patients classified by scientists have almost basic manifestations such as fever, headache, cough, sore throat, etc.

Childhood Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is an inflammation of different parts of the body, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, digestive organs, etc.


Rhabdomyolysis occurs when skeletal muscle cells are damaged resulting in the release of a variety of substances in the muscle cells into the bloodstream.

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Blood clotting is a complication of Covid-19 that has just been discovered recently.

Secondary infection and Septic shock

Secondary infection is an infection in the body that is weakened by another infection. Septic shock occurs when an infection in the body causes blood pressure to drop to alarmingly low levels. This is a complicated and dangerous complication of an infection that can be life-threatening.

Acute kidney injury (AKI)

Not only attacking the lungs, the SARS-CoV-2 virus also causes damage to the kidneys of people infected with the virus. Acute kidney injury (AKI) can occur even in populations with no prior history of kidney disease, increasing the risk of progression to chronic kidney disease in patients with COVID-19.

Acute heart injury

Cardiovascular complications in patients infected with Covid-19 were similar to those in patients with SARS, MERS, and influenza.

Acute liver injury

According to statistics from Reuters Health, up to 54% of Covid-19 patients have abnormal progress in liver enzymes.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a complication of Covid-19. This syndrome occurs when a person's lungs are severely damaged by viral attacks, causing fluid to accumulate in the air sacs, which prevents oxygen from entering the blood and the rest of the body, thereby leading to a condition known as: respiratory failure and even death if the patient is not treated promptly.

Acute pneumonia

According to statistics on 113 cases of patients who died from Covid-19 at a hospital in China, all deaths were due to complications of pneumonia, acute respiratory failure and infection.

Men are more likely to affect Covid-19 than women and children

In the context of the complicated and fast-spreading Covid-19 epidemic, as we all know, the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are the top subjects at risk of contracting Covid-19 and getting worse, compared to other groups.

People with underlying medical conditions: Subjects vulnerable to Covid-19 attack

Italy is one of the "top" Covid-19 epidemic areas in the world. A study here showed that 99% of the deaths were people with chronic diseases. In which, nearly half of cases have at least 3 underlying diseases and about 1 quarter has 1 or 2 pre-existing conditions. More than 75% of people have high blood pressure, about 35% have diabetes, and a third of all patients have heart disease.

Subjects vulnerable to COVID-19: What ages are most at risk?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been posing great challenges to the whole community. According to statistics, the elderly, people with chronic diseases, etc. have a high risk of infection, more severe disease progression, prolonged treatment with more expensive costs, and a high mortality rate.