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March 23 | Daily COVID-19 LST Report

Epidemiology

· Some COVID-19 patients continued to have at least one symptom post-hospitalization. The Université Paris-Saclay Writing Committee for the COMEBAC Study Group conducted a prospective uncontrolled cohort study at Hôpital de Bicêtre involving follow-up assessments of patients 4 months after hospitalization for COVID-19 infection. Analysis found the presence of at least one new symptom compared to pre-COVID infection; most commonly fatigue, cognitive symptoms, and dyspnea. CT scan abnormalities in the lungs were present in 108/171 (63.2%) patients and 172/177 patients had positive serology for anti-SARS-CoV-2, however persistent cardiac dysfunction and kidney failure were less common. These findings are limited given no control group or pre-COVID-19 infection assessments of these patients. However, further research is indicated to better understand the longer-term outcomes of COVID-19 infection.


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