Patients can have Covid symptoms for months
More than half of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital still experienced symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression for two to three months after their initial infection, according to the findings of a small UK study. The research, led by scientists at Oxford University, looked at the long-term impact of Covid-19 in 58 patients. It found that some patients have abnormalities in multiple organs after being infected and that persistent inflammation caused problems for some for months. The Oxford study’s results showed that two to three months after the onset of the Covid-19, 64% of patients suffered persistent breathlessness and 55% reported significant fatigue. MRI scans showed abnormalities in the lungs of 60% of the Covid-19 patients, in the kidneys of 29%, in the hearts of 26% and the livers of 10%. The study has not been peer-reviewed.
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