A significant proportion of people who have had coronavirus subsequently develop persistent fatigue syndrome, which persists for a long period of time. Such conclusions were made by scientists after observing patients at St. James's Hospital in Iceland, writes medRxiv.
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Almost 130 volunteers were involved in the work, with varying degrees of severity of the course of COVID-19. The experts wanted to understand how the infection affects the condition of patients over time after recovery. As a result, it was concluded that within 10 weeks after the “clinical victory” over the coronavirus, about 52% of those who had recovered complained of constant fatigue. Moreover, this did not depend on the condition immediately at the time of the illness, and whether he needed hospitalization.
Most often, women suffered from fatigue; those were 67%. Increased fatigue was also observed in those who had experienced depression before.