Covid-19: Potential risk factors for Long Covid identified

10 to 30 percent of all those who are proven to be infected with Sars-CoV-2 develop long-term symptoms that can last for weeks, months or years, such as exhaustion, shortness of breath or difficulty concentrating. Whether and when the symptoms will stop in those severely affected by the so-called Long Covid is just as unclear as a therapy that is not only intended to alleviate symptoms. A US team has identified four factors that significantly increase the risk of Long Covid. This is what Yapeng Su and Co report in the journal »Cell«. However, the working group points out that there could be other influencing factors.

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