It can be difficult to eliminate Covid-19. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States found that many patients still have symptoms that may be related to Covid even after they recover.
These American researchers found that 35.4% of patients aged 18-64 experienced an incident condition in their monitoring period. This is compared to 14.6% for control patients. This could include the appearance of psychiatric, cardiovascular, neurological, or pulmonary symptoms.
This is even more for patients 65 years and older: 45.4% had an incident condition, as opposed to 18.5% in controls.
According to the survey, one fifth of Covid-19 survivors between 18 and 64 years old and one fourth of those 65 and older have suffered an incident condition that can be attributed to Covid-19. prior.
According to the report, people who have survived Covid-19 are twice as likely develop a pulmonary embolism (or other respiratory diseases) than those who don't.
These results are consistent with previous research. These results suggested that post-Covid incident conditions are common in 20-30% of patients who have been infected by Covid-19.
The researchers used data from 350,000 Covid-19-positive patients' electronic health records to conduct this study. The patients were then compared to 1,600 000 controls who had not been affected by the virus and who didn't have a positive PCR test.
The analysis was divided into two groups: patients 18-64 and patients 65 years or older. The patients were monitored for between 30 and 365 days following recovery or until October 31, 2021 (study close date). The goal was to identify any incident conditions that occurred during the observation period.
The survey's results should be viewed with caution. Researchers mention that the data were processed over a period of time, which may have led to less representative results. This analysis also does not consider the vaccination status of patients.
However, this analysis can raise awareness about post-Covid conditions, and improve the care and management for patients who have been affected by the disease.