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Thursday, 17 June, 2021

Chronic fatigue a significant challenge for most long COVID patients – News-Medical.Net

Study: Chronic fatigue and post-exertional malaise in people living with long COVID. Image Credit: Donkeyworx / Shutterstock

Researchers in Canada have conducted a study suggesting that the majority of patients living with long COVID (coronavirus disease) following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) experience chronic fatigue that is at least as severe as that seen in several other clinical conditions.

The team from the University of Calgary in Alabama and Breath Well Physio in Calgary say that post-exertional malaise (PEM) appears to be a significant challenge for the majority of these patients, reducing their capacity to work and be physically active.

Rosie Twomey and colleagues say that the study of more than 200 participants found that the impact of long COVID on health-related quality of life was substantial, despite a relatively young cohort where almost half of participants had no comorbidities.

Read more at: https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210615/Chronic-fatigue-a-significant-challenge-for-most-long-COVID-patients.aspx

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