COVID-19: Wuhan Doctors Discover Their Skin Has Changed Colours, Two Chinese doctors who fell critically ill with coronavirus found their skin had changed color after surviving the deadly illness. Dr. Yi Fan and Dr. Hu Weifeng, both 42, were infected with COVID-19 while treating patients at the Wuhan Central Hospital in January.
The Doctors treating them said they both needed to be put on life support but as a result of treatment to bring them back from the brink of death their skin turned dark. The skin color change is being put down to a hormonal imbalance that took place as the doctors’ livers were damaged by the virus, Chinese state media reports. Dr. Yi and Dr. Hu both worked with whistle-blower Li Wenliang, who was punished for sounding the alarm of the virus and then died of the disease on February 7. The two medics were both diagnosed on January 18 and first taken to the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital and then transferred twice, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. Dr. Yi, a cardiologist, beat COVID-19 after doctors hooked him to a life-support machine called ECMO for 39 days.