2022
DOI: 10.3390/v14081755
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Long-COVID Clinical Features and Risk Factors: A Retrospective Analysis of Patients from the STOP-COVID Registry of the PoLoCOV Study

Abstract: Despite recovering from the acute phase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many patients report continuing symptoms that most commonly include fatigue, cough, neurologic problems, hair loss, headache, and musculoskeletal pain, a condition termed long-COVID syndrome. Neither its etiopathogenesis, nor its clinical presentation or risk factors are fully understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the most common symptoms of long-COVID among patients from the STOP COVID registr… Show more

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“…Consistently with the open literature, in the present study, the main symptoms experienced by patients at the second follow up were shortage of breath, fatigue, anosmia, and ageusia [ 7 , 20 , 28 , 30 , 35 , 36 , 37 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
“…Consistently with the open literature, in the present study, the main symptoms experienced by patients at the second follow up were shortage of breath, fatigue, anosmia, and ageusia [ 7 , 20 , 28 , 30 , 35 , 36 , 37 ].…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 91%
“…The PRISMA flowchart for study selection is available in eFigure 1 in Supplement 1. The Table summarizes the population cohorts and the study design characteristics of all the included studies . Of the 41 observational studies, 30 were ranked as high quality and 11 moderate quality on the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (eTable 1 in Supplement 1).…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Among the reported risk factors of developing long COVID, such as older age, female sex, and underlying comorbidities [3] , [4] , the severity of the acute infection is substantial [31] , [32] . Several studies reported that the disease severity correlated with the frequency and duration of sequelae [31] , [32] , [33] .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Among the reported risk factors of developing long COVID, such as older age, female sex, and underlying comorbidities [3] , [4] , the severity of the acute infection is substantial [31] , [32] . Several studies reported that the disease severity correlated with the frequency and duration of sequelae [31] , [32] , [33] . According to a multicenter retrospective study, hospitalized and ICU-admitted patients were three and five times more likely to have long COVID, respectively [31] .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%