News: Majority of COVID-19 patients experience lingering symptoms

CDI Strategies - Volume 15, Issue 5

Some 80% of COVID-19 patients showed lingering signs or symptoms of the virus 14 days or more after the infections, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis reported in medRxiv.

Though the study was small (10 patients), the findings suggest the majority of persistent symptoms after infection included fatigue (58% of patients), headache (44%), attention disorder (27%), hair loss (25%), dyspnea (24%), and insomnia (24%).

It was estimated that eight out of 10 patients experienced at least one long-term symptom. These findings support previous studies from the CDC and the Lancet. At present, there is no established diagnosis for the persistent, lasting effects of COVID-19.

Editor’s note: The medRxiv study can be found here.

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