A study published in The Lancet Journal
One in eight patients of corona virus affected by permanent symptoms
These symptoms are being seen in people with covid for a long time
Amsterdam. Since the beginning of the corona epidemic, more than several crore cases of infection have been registered all over the world. There is growing concern about the persistent symptoms seen in people who have been suffering from COVID-19 for a long time. So far in current research, no one has compared long-term Kovid victims with people who have never been infected.
A new study published in The Lancet journal asked more than 76,400 adults in the Netherlands to fill out an online questionnaire on 23 common chronic Covid symptoms. Each participant filled out the questionnaire 24 times between March 2020 and August 2021. During that period, more than 4,200 of them i.e. 5.5 percent had Kovid. Had at least one new or severely aggravated symptom three to five months after being infected.
How are permanent symptoms detected?
The study said that this shows that about 12.7 percent of the people who had Kovid, they are facing long-term symptoms. In the research, symptoms were monitored before and after Kovid infection. Which helped the researchers to know which such permanent symptoms are developing in chronically infected patients. In this way it was found that about every one out of eight corona infected people have symptoms of Long Kovid.
Researchers said that many of these symptoms can be seen in patients who have been infected for a long time, including chest pain, shortness of breath, muscle pain, loss of taste and smell, and general fatigue. The study authors said that it did not include the later variants of Delta or Omicron.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 05, 2022, 08:46 IST