Many survivors of Coronavirus are experiencing a wide range of lingering symptoms known collectively as “Long Covid.”
A seven-year-old boy named Logan Walsh has recovered from coronavirus but is now struggling with a particularly strange side effect. He’s suffering from memory loss.
A specialist at Leeds General Infirmary, where Logan was treated, spotted the signs of PIMS-TS, or paediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome.
The condition can cause organ failure, insufficient blood flow, as well as other severe medical issues, meaning children need to be admitted to ICU
Logan had to undergo steroid treatment and later developed a heart murmur that led to him being transferred to the Intensive Care ward.
Logan’s body began to swell as it attempted to heal itself and his blood became dangerously thin.
Boy, 7, left with memory loss after falling ill with Covid-19
The boy now frequently forgets little things that his mum has to remind him of, reports Yorkshire Live.
With Logan due to begin school again, his family are worried that this new side effect will cause him problems.
Logan’s mum, Jessica Walsh, 47 said: “Now with his memory, he forgets some things which can be frustrating for him.
“He has no memory of the nine worst days when he was poorly, which we decided is probably a good thing.
“There was one particular day when I really thought we might lose him.
“But his memory in general is not brilliant as he remembered Christmas morning for a few days but has no recollection of it now.
Jessica added that Logan is doing really well, however, and is getting back to normal.