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Recovered Coronavirus Patients May Face Months Of Extreme Fatigue And Weakness, Warn Experts

Tuesday 28 April 2020


From news outlet MEAWW:


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Recovered coronavirus patients may face months of extreme fatigue and weakness, warn experts

This condition is called post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome and is associated with viral infections

By Rohini Krishnamurthy
April 22, 2020
© 2019 MEAWW All rights reserved.

The aftermath of the pandemic might look bleak for some recovered COVID-19 patients. Experts fear they may have to brace themselves for weeks or even months of extreme exhaustion and tiredness.

This condition is called post-viral chronic fatigue syndrome and is associated with viral infections. For example, some patients who fought off the flu have experienced fatigue. Even the SARS virus, a cousin of the new coronavirus, may have triggered chronic fatigue, believe experts.

An expert worries that the new coronavirus could also follow the path of other viral infections. “We don’t know about coronavirus, but I think it will lead to many, many cases of post-infective fatigue syndrome," Simon Wessely, former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, told the New Scientist.


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