Physicians, advocates call for more support to help patients isolate and stop spread of virus
In late May, not long after he'd gotten through a mild bout of COVID-19, Peter Kelly spiked a sudden fever. He quickly realized it wasn't the tail end of a COVID infection.
Over a period of several days, the Toronto resident became exhausted, and his muscles began to ache. His temperature oscillated between chills and night sweats. Then, strange sores started to appear on different parts of his body — eventually around two dozen that he could see, mostly on his legs, and painful ones hidden from view in his rectum.
As a professional dancer, Kelly is used to pain. He's been injured a lot — most recently, a broken rib that's still healing — and has serious eczema, a skin condition that can cause an itchy or burning sensation.
But Kelly had never experienced something as excruciating as the unexplained lesions emerging on sensitive areas of his body.
"This was on another level," he later recalled. "You can't control it. It feels like razor blades in a way, shocking you constantly."
This article was written by Lauren Pelley and originally posted on CBC. Please click HERE to read the full article.