Long covid patients travel abroad for expensive and experime
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Thousands of patients, frustrated at the lack of treatment available for long covid, are traveling to Cyprus, Germany, and Switzerland for apheresis. Many are also prescribed anti-clotting drugs, including clopidogrel, apixaban, and heparin, on a hypothesis that the symptoms of long covid are caused by small clots in the blood that are blocking the flow of oxygen through capillaries. Although some doctors and researchers believe that apheresis and anticoagulation drugs may be promising treatments for long covid, others worry that desperate patients are spending life-changing sums on invasive, unproven treatments.

Source: https://www.bmj.com/content/378/bmj.o1671.short?rss=1