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Signs of autoimmune disease, difficulty exercising noted 1 year after COVID (CIDRAP)
Two studies published today in the European Respiratory Journal describe long-COVID findings, one revealing signs of autoimmune disease in 41% of blood samples taken 1 year after recovery, and the other showing that 23% of patients still had exercise intolerance a year after hospital release.
Small sample size? (106 studied + 56 baseline)
Two-Year Health Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 Survivors in China (JAMA Network)
In this longitudinal cohort study that included 1864 patients, the most common symptoms at 2 years after SARS-CoV-2 infection were fatigue, chest tightness, anxiety, dyspnea, and myalgia, and most symptoms resolved from 1-year to 2-year follow-up, although the incidence of dyspnea showed no significant change.
People still short of breath two years later 😔