Symptoms and risk factors for long COVID in non-hospitalized adults

The study, using a UK-based primary care database, investigated long COVID symptoms and risk factors in non-hospitalized adults. It involved 486,149 adults with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and 1,944,580 matched adults without recorded SARS-CoV-2 infection. The study identified 62 symptoms significantly associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection after 12 weeks, with the most notable being anosmia, hair loss, sneezing, ejaculation difficulty, and reduced libido. Key findings of the study include: Overall, the study underscores the complexity and heterogeneity of long COVID, highlighting a broad spectrum of symptoms and the influence of various risk factors. This information is crucial for understanding the long-term effects…

Multisystem Involvement in Post-Acute Sequelae of Coronavirus Disease 19

Here’s a summary of the study “Multisystem Involvement in Post-Acute Sequelae of Coronavirus Disease 2019”: Background & Objective: The study focused on the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), a condition characterized by chronic fatigue, brain fog, and orthostatic intolerance following mild COVID-19 infection. Its objective was to describe the cerebrovascular, neuropathic, and autonomic features associated with PASC​​. Methods: The study was a retrospective evaluation involving nine patients with PASC, comparing them with patients having postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and healthy controls. It included autonomic testing, cerebrovascular monitoring, respiratory analysis, and skin biopsies for assessing small fiber neuropathy (SFN)​​. Participant Profile:…