We already know enough to avoid making the same mistakes again with Long COVID
Based on experience with past coronaviruses, the emerging challenge of prolonged symptoms after infection with the novel coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) is unsurprising. Data from a large international web-based patient survey indicate substantial symptom overlap between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) at 6 months following the onset of first symptoms, including three quarters of participants suffering from fatigue and postexertional malaise, and over half with cognitive dysfunction.4 Apparent similarities between the presentations of long COVID and ME/CFS suggest that we may apply what we have learned from ME/CFS to long COVID.
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Davenport, Todd E.; Stevens, Staci R.; Stevens, Jared; Snell, Christopher R.; and VanNess, J. Mark, "We already know enough to avoid making the same mistakes again with Long COVID" (2021). All Faculty Scholarship. 111.