Symptoms, complications and management of long COVID: a review

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title = "Symptoms, complications and management of long COVID: a review",
abstract = "Globally, there are now over 160 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 3 million deaths. While the majority of infected individuals recover, a significant proportion continue to experience symptoms and complications after their acute illness. Patients with {\textquoteleft}long COVID{\textquoteright} experience a wide range of physical and mental/psychological symptoms. Pooled prevalence data showed the 10 most prevalent reported symptoms were fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, cough, chest pain, altered smell, altered taste, and diarrhoea. Other common symptoms were cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Beyond symptoms and complications, people with long COVID often reported impaired quality of life, mental health and employment issues. These individuals may require multidisciplinary care involving the long-term monitoring of symptoms, to identify potential complications, physical rehabilitation, mental health and social services support. Resilient healthcare systems are needed to ensure efficient and effective responses to future health challenges. ",
keywords = "epidemiology, health service research, infectious diseases, public health, respiratory medicine, COVID-19, long COVID, post-COVID-19 syndrome, persistent COVID-19 symptoms",
author = "{TLC Study Group} and Aiyegbusi, {Olalekan Lee} and Sarah Hughes and Grace Turner and {Cruz Rivera}, Samantha and Christel McMullan and Joht Chandan and Shamil Haroon and Gary Price and Davies, {Elin Haf} and Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar and Elizabeth Sapey and Melanie Calvert",
year = "2021",
month = jul,
day = "15",
doi = "10.1177/01410768211032850",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine",
issn = "0141-0768",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",

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AU - TLC Study Group

AU - Aiyegbusi, Olalekan Lee

AU - Hughes, Sarah

AU - Turner, Grace

AU - Cruz Rivera, Samantha

AU - McMullan, Christel

AU - Chandan, Joht

AU - Haroon, Shamil

AU - Price, Gary

AU - Davies, Elin Haf

AU - Nirantharakumar, Krishnarajah

AU - Sapey, Elizabeth

AU - Calvert, Melanie

PY - 2021/7/15

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N2 - Globally, there are now over 160 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 3 million deaths. While the majority of infected individuals recover, a significant proportion continue to experience symptoms and complications after their acute illness. Patients with ‘long COVID’ experience a wide range of physical and mental/psychological symptoms. Pooled prevalence data showed the 10 most prevalent reported symptoms were fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, cough, chest pain, altered smell, altered taste, and diarrhoea. Other common symptoms were cognitive impairment, memory loss, anxiety, and sleep disorders. Beyond symptoms and complications, people with long COVID often reported impaired quality of life, mental health and employment issues. These individuals may require multidisciplinary care involving the long-term monitoring of symptoms, to identify potential complications, physical rehabilitation, mental health and social services support. Resilient healthcare systems are needed to ensure efficient and effective responses to future health challenges.

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KW - epidemiology

KW - health service research

KW - infectious diseases

KW - public health

KW - respiratory medicine

KW - COVID-19

KW - long COVID

KW - post-COVID-19 syndrome

KW - persistent COVID-19 symptoms

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