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Persistent symptoms in adult patients one year after Covid-19

Washington, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Persistent Covid-19 can cause symptoms for at least one year after initial infection with the SARS-CoV-2, the American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation revealed Monday.

This has a significant and negative impact on cognition, work capacity, physical activities, interaction with other people and quality of life in general, according to the research, one of the first to measure real impairment and impact of the disease.

Researchers studied 156 patients treated at the Mount Sinai Post-Covid-19 Care Center from March 2020 to 2021, who were previously infect with Covid-19 and had not yet been vaccinated.

According to surveys, people were deeply concerned about fatigue, dyspnea, ability to perform physical activities, cognitive function, health-related quality of life, anxiety, depression, disability and work situation before and after the CRP test.

82% of patients reported fatigue, 67% brain fog, 60% headache, 59% sleep disturbances, and dizziness (54%).

A more detailed assessment regarding severity of self-reported cognitive impairment found that over 60% of persistent Covid-19 cases had some cognitive impairment level (mild, moderate, or severe).

The study pointed out, on the other hand, those factors that worsened Covid-19 patients´ symptoms including physical effort (86%), stress (69%), dehydration (49%) and time changes (37%).

Persistent Covid-19 is so far considered as the multi-organ symptom complex that affects those patients with coronavirus and symptoms after four and even 12 weeks.