New coronavirus continues to show symptoms such as dyspnea, chest pain, and joint pain even two months after infection



In Italy, where more than 30,000 people were killed by the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and urban function was greatly affected, when the symptoms of the infected person were traced, two months after the infection, the virus from the body It became clear that dyspnea, arthralgia, and chest pain continued even after it was not detected.

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A general hospital in Rome, Italy, the Gemelli University Hospital, underwent a pandemic, and on April 21, 2020, an outpatient department to accept COVID-19 discharged patients was urgently established. According to the WHO standards, the three requirements of 'no fever for three consecutive days', 'other symptoms are improving', and 'two negative PCR tests performed every 24 hours' are met. The patients who were identified are not required to be quarantined, and an outpatient at Gemeri University Hospital was used to follow up these patients.

Of the 179 people who were followed up between April and May 29, 2020, 14 refused to participate in the study and 22 had a positive response again, making it the subject of this study. There are 143 people. The subjects are 19 to 84 years old, and the average age is 56.5 years old. Gender is 63% male and 37% female. 72.7% of patients experienced interstitial pneumonia during their stay, with an average length of stay of 13.5 days, 15% of whom received non-invasive ventilation during their stay and 5% invasive ventilation Received

Investigators followed these patients for approximately 60 days and found that only 13 people had no confirmed COVID-19 symptoms, even after two months had passed and the virus went undetected. It was said to be %. Eighty-seven percent of recovered patients had at least one symptom, and more than half had at least three.



The most common symptoms at this time were fatigue, dyspnea, arthralgia, and chest pain. Approximately 10% of patients had cough, and likewise, about 10% had unrecovered loss of taste and smell.

This study is limited in that it has a small number of subjects and that the symptoms on admission are self-reported by the patient.

However, the results of this study may improve the way medical institutions deal with and help prevent medical pressures, and this information may help people take COVID-19 more seriously. I will. Researchers have stressed that even if the virus disappears from the body, it will continue to suffer for more than two months.

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