It's highly recommended for the people who are affected with covid-19 require continuous monitoring in order to save from long term side effects.
Hospitalized patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were more likely to have shortness of breath, exhaustion, and type 2 diabetes months later, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open.
Information is continuing to emerge about COVID-19 and the lingering effects after initial infection, sometimes referred to as "long COVID."
As the researchers note, population-based estimates of the occurrence of new symptoms and conditions following a positive COVID-19 diagnosis remain under-characterized.
They compared the prevalence of new symptoms and conditions between positive and negative COVID-19 test results, stratified by age and care setting (meaning non-hospitalized, hospitalized, or hospitalized and ventilated).
Shortness of breath was more common among patients older than 20 who had tested positive, regardless of whether they were hospitalized.
The prevalence of new fatigue and type 2 diabetes was also higher among hospitalized people older than 20 with a positive test result, as were diagnoses of cognitive dysfunction, sleep disorders, heart rate abnormalities and myoneural disorders.
For hospitalized patients younger than 20, shortness of breath was a lingering symptom too; type 2 diabetes was very slightly more common for those who tested positive.
These estimates highlight the need for health care professionals and patients to monitor for development of new symptoms and conditions beyond the first month after SARS-CoV-2 infection, particularly for individuals who required hospitalization for acute COVID-19," wrote the researchers in the JAMA Network Open study.
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