New study finds new coronavirus infection is defined by these 12 symptoms


New research is improving our understanding of the following symptoms: long coronavirusa series of post-infectious conditions that last for months or years after infection with COVID-19.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in a medical journal JAMA On Thursday, the study identified 12 of the most common symptoms associated with: long coronavirus It aims to help researchers develop coveted treatments.

“This study is an important step toward defining the prolongation of COVID-19 beyond individual symptoms,” said study author, director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Sciences and RECOVER clinical sciences at New York University Langone Health. Core co-principal investigator Leora Horwitz, Ph.D. said in press release. “This approach may evolve over time, but it will be the cornerstone of scientific discovery and treatment design.”

Researchers examined data from 9,764 adults, including 8,646 who had COVID-19 and 1,118 who did not. identified. Symptoms include:

  • Post-exercise malaise (debilitating fatigue that worsens after physical or mental activity)
  • Malaise
  • forgetfulness
  • dizzy
  • gastrointestinal symptoms
  • palpitation
  • problems with sexual desire or potency
  • loss of smell or taste
  • thirst
  • chronic cough
  • chest pain
  • abnormal movement

A variety of other symptoms were reported by a small number of patients, and the study identified 37 symptoms that were more common in people infected with COVID-19 six months later than in uninfected people. It is pointed out that

More than 100 million Americans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), about 6% of whom continue to have symptoms, according to a press release. It is said that there is suffer from prolonged coronavirus symptoms.

“Americans who have long coexisted with COVID-19 want to understand what is happening to their bodies,” Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel L. Levin said in a release. .

The study found that long-lasting novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 post-infection acute sequelae, also known as PASC) was more common and severe in study participants who were infected prior to infection. 2021 Omicron variantit was not vaccinatedthose who have experienced re-infection.

Previous studies have shown that even people who: Initial symptoms of COVID-19 were mild Prolonged outbreaks of COVID-19 may continue.

The study authors called their findings a “first step” in identifying cases of the condition and said they hoped it would “serve as a starting point” for further research.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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