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eISSN: 1643-3750

Editorial: Long COVID, or Post-COVID Syndrome, and the Global Impact on Health Care

Dinah V. Parums

Science Editor, Medical Science Monitor, International Scientific Information, Inc., Melville, NY, USA

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e933446

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.933446

Available online: 2021-06-07

Published: 2021-06-07


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ABSTRACT: During 2020, increasing numbers of case reports, case series, and small observational studies reported long-term complications of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients who had recovered from acute infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Long COVID has a prevalence of between 10-30% in patients with a recent history of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Pulmonary, hematologic, cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary, and dermatologic involvement, and chronic multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) highlights the requirement for a multidisciplinary approach to the management of patients with long COVID. This Editorial aims to present the current status of long COVID, or post-COVID syndrome, and its global impact on health and the provision of health care.

Keywords: Editorial, COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2



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