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'It Just Doesn't Want To Seem To Go Away:' Patients Suffer Lingering Symptoms Months After Initial COVID Infection

Sunday 29 November 2020


From WCBS Newsradio 880:



'It just doesn't want to seem to go away:' Patients suffer lingering symptoms months after initial COVID infection

By Sean Adams
November 21, 2020
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VALHALLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — An increasing number of people who become ill from the coronavirus have physical, mental and emotional symptoms that linger well after an initial infection.

Those lingering symptoms are being treated and studied at Westchester Medical Center.


Dr. Gary Rogg said there are several theories.

"One of them is that it's just a post-viral syndrome where somehow the immune system is getting modulated. One of the theories about brain fog, so the old term was chronic fatigue syndrome, but the newer term is myalgic encephalomyelitis," Rogg said. "One of the theories with that is that it somehow reactivates old Epstein-Barr virus infections and causes sort of this decreased memory and increased forgetfulness and ability to formulate, but the unifying thing is it's thought to somehow modulate a person's immune system."


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