one in eight adult patients COVID-19 Develops prolonged symptoms of the disease, according to the study Published this Thursday by the British medical journal “The Lancet”.
Researchers from the University of Groningen compared the frequency of new or severe symptoms in an uninfected population with those who had been diagnosed with Covid-19, allowing a more reliable estimate of long-term disease prevalence than previous studies. Is.
of adults who had covid 21.4% experienced at least one new symptom or severe three to five months after infection, according to research, which has established that one in eight patients experience long-term symptoms.
long lasting covid symptoms
The study also looked at people’s symptoms before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection.
allowed to recognize Main symptoms of long lasting covid: chest pain, shortness of breath, pain when breathing, muscle pain, loss of taste and smell, tingling in the extremities, lump in the throat, feeling hot and cold, heaviness in the arms and/or legs, and general tiredness .
The study provides the first comparison of long-term symptoms following SARS-CoV-2 infection with symptoms in an uninfected population, as well as measuring symptoms in individuals before and after COVID-19.
“There is an urgent need for data reporting the scale and extent of long-term symptoms experienced by some patients after COVID-19 illness,” said study lead author Judith Rosmellen from the University of Groningen.
“Our study approach analyzes Symptoms often associated with prolonged covidIn people who have not been diagnosed before and after a COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms include respiratory problems, fatigue, and loss of taste and/or smell.”