Half-year follow-up of patients recovering from severe COVID
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This study was carried out to understand the sequelae of COVID-19. Researchers followed up 1174 patients with severe COVID-19 who were recovered and discharged for 6 months.

There were 175 cases with clear IgG results 6 months after discharge, of which 82 (46.9%) were IgG (+) and 16 (9.1%) were IgG (dim+). Four hundred and forty-one participants (55.4%) had some kind of sequelae.

The most common symptoms were fatigue (25.3%), sleep disorder (23.2%) and shortness of breath (20.4%). In those who had sequelae, 262 (59.4%) had more than one symptom. Critical cases were more likely to have cough (20.5% vs 11.6%) and hypomnesis (15.1% vs 8.0%) than severe cases. Furthermore, univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that women are more likely to have multiple symptoms, fatigue and sleep disorder, whereas critical illness was found as independent risk factor for hypomnesis.

Conclusively, this study demonstrated the duration of antibody and sequelae of COVID-19 and compared the differences amongst different populations.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joim.13284
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