Long Covid: these patients in whom the symptoms drag on

DECRYPTION – One in ten patients would not be completely cured three months after infection, much to the dismay of the medical profession.

Nine months after her Covid-19, Sandrine is just starting to “make it out”. Words are not chosen lightly by this 46-year-old secretary. Contaminated last March, she needed oxygen support at the hospital. Healed, she went home. But shortness of breath, fatigue “Overwhelming” and chest tightness did not go away after a few days, or even a few weeks. And intermittent symptoms appeared. Changes in taste, digestive disorders, nausea, tremors of the limbs, icy hands, burning sensations on certain parts of the body, chills, hair loss, skin rashes …

Like her, many people infected with Covid are struggling to recover. Their symptoms persist beyond two months, or have resurfaced after a lull. Very varied, more or less intense and lasting, these troubles that drag on are now officially called “Covid long”. The

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