An 86-year-old woman who caught Covid was left with blackened gangrene-stricken fingers after the virus caused severe clotting.
The Italian Woman caught coronavirus in April 2020, which cut off the blood supply to her upper extremities.
As a result, she was left with black fingers that swelled from her knuckles up to the tip of her fingers.
Sadly, doctors were unable to stimulate blood flow and the woman had to have three of her fingers removed.
A new report in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery called the disease a “severe manifestation” of coronavirus.
According to beliefs, the side effect may be related to a common immune reaction to Covid called “cytokine storm”.
Cytokine storm causes the body to attack both sick and healthy tissues in a response to the havoc the virus wrecks on the vascular system.
The woman’s reaction is not the first time a Covid patient has needed their fingers amputated.
In California, A 54-year-old man from California had two fingers amputated as a result of extensive tissue and muscle damage after contracting Covid on a ski trip.
Also, in England, a father-of-two, from Cardiff, Wales,ost his left thumb and a forefinger after he contracted the Corona virus.