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What can we tell patients with prolonged covid-19?

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 31 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2923
  1. Michael Peel, general practitioner
  1. Hurley Group, London SE11 4HJ, UK
  1. mpeel{at}

In inner London, where we saw some of the earliest cases of covid-19 in the United Kingdom, we are now seeing patients with prolonged symptoms like those described by Salisbury, who were only mildly unwell at the time, if at all.1 There are not many, but they are …

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