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2022 Feb 08

Emerg Infect Dis



Long-Term Symptoms among COVID-19 Survivors in Prospective Cohort Study, Brazil.


Bonifácio LP, Csizmar VNF, Barbosa-Júnior F, Pereira APS, Koenigkam-Santos M, Wada DT, Gaspar GG, Carvalho FS, Bollela VR, Santana RC, Souza JP, Bellissimo-Rodrigues F
Emerg Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 08; 28(3).
PMID: 35133956.


We conducted a prospective cohort study in a population with diverse ethnic backgrounds from Brazil to assess clinically meaningful symptoms after surviving coronavirus disease. For most of the 175 patients in the study, clinically meaningful symptoms, including fatigue, dyspnea, cough, headache, and muscle weakness, persisted for >120 days after disease onset.