Eighteen papers that reported one-year follow-up data from 8,591 COVID-19 survivors were included in the meta-analysis.
What did the researchers find out?
The most prevalent symptoms at one-year follow-up were:
- Dyspnoea (difficulty breathing)
- Arthromyalgia (muscular pain associated with a joint)
- Memory loss
- Concentration difficulties
“Existing evidence suggested that female patients and those with more severe initial illness were more likely to suffer from the sequelae after one year,” wrote the researchers.
They concluded: “This study demonstrated that a sizeable proportion of COVID-19 survivors still experience residual symptoms involving various body systems one year later.
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