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Management Of Post-Acute COVID-19 In Primary Care

Sunday 13 September 2020


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Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 11 August 2020)
Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3026

Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary care health sciences,
Matthew Knight, consultant respiratory physician,
Christine A’Court, general practitioner,
Maria Buxton, consultant respiratory physiotherapist,
Laiba Husain, research assistant
Correspondence to: T Greenhalgh
11 August 2020
Copyright © 2020 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

Post-acute covid-19 (“long covid”) seems to be a multisystem disease, sometimes occurring after a relatively mild acute illness.1

Clinical management requires a whole-patient perspective.2

This article, intended for primary care clinicians, relates to the patient who has a delayed recovery from an episode of covid-19 that was managed in the community or in a standard hospital ward.

Broadly, such patients can be divided into those who may have serious sequelae (such as thromboembolic complications) and those with a non-specific clinical picture, often dominated by fatigue and breathlessness.

The specialist rehabilitation needs of a third group, covid-19 patients whose acute illness required intensive care, have been covered elsewhere.3


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