BU COVID CORPS: Chronic Illness and disability research


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Due to COVID, patients have a delayed return to work/daily activities because of fatigue and weakness. Patients experience respiratory symptoms, but neurologic, cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms are also common. Respiratory diseases may contribute to prolonged COVID-19. These results were seen in a follow up study as mild COVID-19 patients were isolating at home six weeks after symptom onset at a telemedicine clinic. Prolonged COVID-19 was defined as greater than 6 weeks. In the study, 26.9% of patients who were discharged at the clinic saw a return to baseline health whereas many patients sought greater assessment and care for their symptoms. Overall, it is common for long haul COVID symptoms to include dyspnea, fatigue, confusion, and disruption of the gastrointestinal system.