Long COVID is defined by these 12 symptoms, new study finds
A new study is bringing more understanding to the symptoms of long COVID, the post-infection set of conditions that can last for months or years after a person has COVID-19.
Funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the medical journal JAMA on Thursday, the study identified the 12 most common symptoms associated with long COVID with the aim of helping researchers develop much-need treatment options.
“This study is an important step toward defining long COVID beyond any one individual symptom,” study author Dr. Leora Horwitz, director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science and co-principal investigator for the RECOVER Clinical Science Core at NYU Langone Health, said in a press release. “This approach — which may evolve over time — will serve as a foundation for scientific discovery and treatment design.” .. [read more]