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'Long COVID' Is Real And Patients Suffer Debilitating Symptoms For Months, Experts Say

Tuesday 1 September 2020

 

From UK newspaper The Telegraph:

 

Symptoms of COVID-19
 

'Long Covid' is real and patients suffer debilitating symptoms for months, experts say

Groups supporting survivors of virus warns doctors are dismissing problems or misdiagnosing long-term effects

By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
20 August 2020
© Telegraph Media Group Limited 2020.

"Long Covid" is genuine and leaves patients suffering debilitating symptoms for many months after their recovery from coronavirus, experts have confirmed.

Campaign groups supporting survivors of the virus have previously warned that doctors are dismissing ongoing problems or misdiagnosing the ongoing effects of Covid-19 as chronic fatigue syndrome.

But in the first study to show a conclusive pattern, researchers at North Bristol NHS Trust found that three quarters of virus patients treated at Bristol's Southmead Hospital were still experiencing problems three months later.

Symptoms included breathlessness, excessive fatigue and muscle aches, leaving people struggling to wash, dress and return to work.

Dr David Arnold, of North Bristol NHS Trust, said: "This research helps to describe what many coronavirus patients have been telling us – they are still breathless, tired, and not sleeping well months after admission."

The Long Covid Support Group estimates that up to half a million Britons could be suffering from the effects.

 

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