Just out: new study from : of 143 patients discharged from hospital with #COVID19 (average age 56), only 13% were symptom-free an average of 2 months later. Fatigue, trouble breathing, joint pain, chest pain in >20%.
So little in known or published about chronic #COVID19. A new shows 87% persistence of symptoms (1 or more) in a cohort of 143 patients at 2 months mean follow-up, especially fatigue, breathing difficulty, joint and chest pain (see Figure)
Important new #researchletter on the persistence of symptoms of #COVID19: Two months after recovery, **87.4%** continued to report 1+ symptoms! (and nb: only 12% were ICU admits - these were not the sickest of the sick)
HUGE problem with chronic illness even 60 days after illness onset. 87% of recovered patients still experience #COVID19 related symptoms 📌only 12.6% were completely free of any symptoms 📌32% had 1-2 symptoms 📌55% had >=3 ➡️ COVID maybe chronic.
A new JAMA study on the persistence of Covid symptoms is just the latest reminder that focusing only on deaths from the disease really misses the entirety of its impact.
In case you are wondering, long term effects of #COVID19 are real and highly debilitating. This is not anecdotal. In this study 80% patients develop long term fatigue & breathing difficulties. So please don't get #COVID19. #StayHome #SocialDistancing 😷
Follow-up study of 143 people hospitalised for #COVID19. At a mean of 60 days, only 13% were completely symptom-free, and 44% had poorer quality of life. Common symptoms were fatigue (53%), shortness of breath (43%), joint pain (27%), and chest pain (22%).
A comprehensive follow-up study of Italian Covid patients shows that after 60 days only 12% are fully recovered. 55% have 3+ symptoms, 44% have worse quality of life. This reinforces what we already know - this is not about 'not dying', it's much more.
In patients who had recovered from #COVID19, 87.4% reported persistence of at least 1 symptom, particularly #fatigue and #dyspnea
Addendum: this was supposed to be in the first tweet, apologies. Link to the JAMA paper
We’ll be dealing with the aftermath of this #COVID19 epidemic for decades. Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA Network
Extremely worrying. 60 days post-COVID-19: "This study found that in patients who had recovered from COVID-19, 87.4% reported persistence of at least 1 symptom"
Some people have persistent symptoms after recovering from a #COVID19 infection. This study (with some limitations) found that persistent fatigue and shortness of breath were common 2 months after illness in those hospitalized for #COVID19.
A study of Italian Covid-19 patients finds that 87.4% of those who had 'recovered' still had symptoms two months after initial symptom onset. Yet another reminder that the economic cost of Covid-19 morbidity -- not just mortality -- could be significant.
🗓 60 days after #COVID19 : ▪️32% still had 1-2 symptoms ▪️55% still had 3+ symptoms How many reported worsened quality of life? 🚨44% Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19
After 60 days from covid hospital discharge, only 12.6% were totally asymptomatic. Fatigue 53.1%, dyspnea 43.4%, joint pain 27.3%, chest pain 21.7%. 44% had a quality life worsening. Beware of the post-covid wave. ⁦⁩ #COVID__19
60 days after onset of #COVID19 symptoms,, only 12.6% were completely free of symptom, while 32% had 1 or 2 symptoms and 55% had 3 or more. Individuals still reported fatigue (53.1%), dyspnea (43.4%), joint pain, (27.3%) and chest pain (21.7%).
"Get covid" is trending in CA. Friendly reminder to anyone who wants to get covid and "get it overwith": survival ≠ recovery. Recent article found that 87% of people had persistent symptoms weeks or months down the line.
Persistence of symptoms in 87% of people 60 days after COVID-19 -mainly fatigue and dyspnoea
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 via part of not finished yet...
Let's combine this with an extremely optimistic interpretation of the report on persistent COVID-19 symptoms from Italy in At a mean follow up of 60 days (n = 179), 53% of patients still had fatigue and 44% still had worse quality of life.
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 via part of
Worrying data here for all those thinking about #LongCovid - look at the high proportion with long-term fatigue, chest and/or joint pain (right-hand graph). Lots to learn, big healthcare implications
Not good "Patients were assessed a mean of 60.3d after onset of first COVID-19 symptom; at the time of the evaluation, only 18 (12.6%) were completely free of any COVID-19–related symptom, while 32% had 1 or 2 symptoms & 55% had 3 or more" cc
coupling this study to canada's low seroprevalence (~1%) — pretty harrowing stuff in that any complacency amidst widespread vulnerability comes with persistent and chronic costs. cc
Evidence accumulates that COVID-19 has often persistent consequences. It is not the flu. “Worsened quality of life was observed among 44.1% of patients... fatigue (53.1%), dyspnea (43.4%), joint pain, (27.3%) and chest pain (21.7%).” ht
We are just starting to learn the terrifying ways COVID can haunt even those who survive it: 143 pts in Italy w/history COVID Only 13% free of COVID-related symptoms 44% w/decreased QoL 53% w/fatigue, 43% w/dyspnea Only 5% had required intubation (!!)
“This Italian study found in hospitalized patients who had recovered from COVID-19, 87.4% reported 2 months later persistence of at least 1 symptom, particularly fatigue & dyspnea. Continued monitoring after discharge for long-lasting effects is needed.”
Very scary, Persistent Symptoms# in Patients After Acute #COVID_19
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 via part of
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19
More than half a year from the start of the pandemic, and astonishingly so little information available A recent JAMA study on only 143 (!) recovered individuals is among the most and best we have for this population
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 [Jul 9, 2020] Carfì et al. for the Gemelli Against COVID-19 Post-Acute Care Study Group #COVID19 #CCC19 Italy, n=143. Worsened quality of life was observed among 44.1% of patients.
More long term consequences of COVID: Persistent Symptoms After Patients no longer test positive: Two months after onset 87% had persistent symptoms. Lower quality of life for 44%.
Long persistence of symptoms after recovery of acute phase of COVID patients
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 [Jul 9, 2020] Carfì et al. for the Gemelli Against COVID-19 Post-Acute Care Study Group #COVID19 #CCC19 Italy, n=143. Worsened quality of life was observed among 44.1% of patients.
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 [Jul 9, 2020] Carfì et al. for the Gemelli Against COVID-19 Post-Acute Care Study Group #COVID19 #CCC19 Italy, n=143. Worsened quality of life was observed among 44.1% of patients.
“Assessed ~2 months after #COVID19 onset, only 13% were free of any symptom; 55% had 3 or more. Worsened quality of life among 44% of patients. A high proportion still reported fatigue (53.1%), dyspnea (43.4%), joint pain, (27.3%) and chest pain (21.7%).”
Symptoms persist even after recovery from #COVID in some patients. Research letter
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19
#COVID19 Long-term morbidity, not just mortality Longitudinal follow-up from hospitalized patients in Italy HT:
In patients who had recovered from acute COVID-19, 87.4% reported persistence of at least 1 symptom, particularly fatigue and dyspnea after 60 days
Pismo iz Italije: kod 143 pacijenta koji su praćeni nakon preležanog Covid-19, nakon 60 dana samo je njih 18 bilo je bez ikakvih simptoma; 55% je imalo tri ili više. Umor 53%, otežano disanje 43%, bol u zglobovima 27%, grudima 21% Malo jači grip
Hint at the magnitude of persistent symptoms post #COVID19 in In cohort of 143 pts in Italy, at 60d post discharge, only 18 (12.6%) were completely free of any COVID-19–related symptom. 53% still had fatigue, 22% chest pain
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute COVID-19 [Jul 9, 2020] Carfì et al. for the Gemelli Against COVID-19 Post-Acute Care Study Group #COVID19 #CCC19 Italy, n=143. Worsened quality of life was observed among 44.1% of patients.
Persistent Symptoms in Patients After Acute #COVID19