According to the study, most hospitalized patients with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of symptoms.
The Symptoms Include
- Fever: 99%
- A dry cough: 59%
- Loss of appetite: 40%
- Body aches: 35%
- Shortness of breath: 31%
- Mucus or phlegm: 27%
The study of more than 1,700 patients treated in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The study shows that 76% of the Discharged suffered at least one symptom months after they left the hospital.
The findings indicate that even people who recover from Covid-19 could suffer long-lasting health impacts.
The study, the largest of its kind yet carried out, was published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet.
It found that fatigue and sleep difficulties were the most common post-Covid-19 symptoms, occurring in 63% and 26% of the patients, respectively, six months after the onset of their initial diagnosis.
The disease could also have long-lasting psychological complications, with anxiety or depression reported among 23% of the patients, the study found.
“Because Covid-19 is such a new disease, we are only beginning to understand some of its long-term effects on patients’ health,” Dr. Bin Cao of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital and Capital Medical University, who led the study team, said in a statement, according to CNN.