physician-scientist, author, editor
Largest #LongCovid cohort @TheLancet just published:
6 months post-hospital,
—76% still had ≥ 1 symptom
—63% fatigue/muscle weakness
—sleep, anxiety, depression common
—Sig % w/CT lung abnormalities
—13% had abnormal kidney function
Just to point out this cohort had illness that required hospitalization, average age 57.
The likelihood of developing #LongCovid is not related to severity of symptoms, and more common in younger individuals
vox.com/22166236/long-… @LoisParshley @edyong209 pic.twitter.com/Lz51uccmWh
Infectious Diseases physician and scientist, with thoughts on Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine, HIV Prevention, Public Health, and Global Health issues
6 month follow-up of hospitalized patients with #COVID19 demonstrates ongoing symptoms including:
-Fatigue or muscle weakness
-Anxiety or depression
Several issues w/ study design but reflects morbidity months after severe infection. bit.ly/2L7qv8t
I've worked on all of science, from B cells to T cells.
'To our knowledge, this study is the largest cohort study (n=1733) with the longest follow-up duration for the consequences of adult patients discharged from hospital recovering from COVID-19.'
'Our findings showed that 76% of patients reported at least one symptom at 6 months after symptom onset, and the proportion was higher in women. The most common symptoms were fatigue or muscle weakness and sleep difficulties.'
'The seropositivity of N-IgM, RBD-IgM, S-IgM, N-IgA, RBD-IgA, S-IgA, and RBD-IgG at follow-up significantly decreased compared with that at acute phase (figure 3A). However, the seropositivity of N-IgG and S-IgG antibodies did not show significant change.' pic.twitter.com/XdJ8ieiTp2
6 Months after acute infection 76% #COVID19 still report symptoms. Most common are fatigue, muscle aches, anxiety and depression. Symptoms more likely in women and those with more severe infection. thelancet.com/journals/lance…