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Long covid: Damage to multiple organs presents in young, low risk patients

BMJ 2020; 371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m4470 (Published 17 November 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;371:m4470

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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Young, low risk patients with ongoing symptoms of covid-19 had signs of damage to multiple organs four months after initially being infected, a preprint study has suggested.1

Initial data from 201 patients suggest that almost 70% had impairments in one or more organs four months after their initial symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The results emerged as the NHS announced plans to establish a network of more than 40 long covid specialist clinics across England this month to help patients with long term symptoms of infection.

The prospective Coverscan study examined the impact of long covid (persistent symptoms three months post infection) across multiple organs in low risk people who are relatively young and had no major underlying health …

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