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Consequences of COVID-19

Editor: Akhmetova Aigerim

Author: Aigerim Akhmetova



The researchers, from Jin Yin-Tang Hospital (China), conducted a bilateral cohort survey of patients with confirmed COVID-19 who were discharged between January 7, 2020 and May 29, 2020. The aim of this study was to describe the long-term health effects of patients with COVID-19 discharged from the hospital and to study the associated risk factors, in particular the severity of the disease.


All patients were interviewed using a series of questionnaires to assess symptoms and health-related quality of life, underwent a physical examination and a 6-minute walking test, and underwent blood tests. The most common symptoms were fatigue or muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety or depression in 23% (367 of 1617) of patients. The proportion of patients with diffusive disorders in the lungs was 22%


6 months after acute infection, COVID-19 survivors were mostly concerned about fatigue or muscle weakness, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, or depression. Patients who were more ill during their hospital stay had more severe pulmonary diffusion disorders and abnormal chest imaging.