Will Long Covid be a ‘pandemic after pandemic’? “I believe that Covid will not abandon us for a very long time, also and above all for its long-term effects that we must monitor”. Above all, “we must try to understand if” these sequelae “can be avoided with therapeutic tools”. This is how microbiologist Maria Rita Gismondo at Adnkronos Salute, after a Chinese study published in ‘The Lancet Respiratory Medicine’, the survey with the longest follow-up conducted so far, also showed the permanence of at least 2 years later. a symptom in 55% of former Covid-19 patients. Also in Italy “we are collecting data and drawing deductions on patients monitored after recovery from Covid – observes the director of the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Bio-Emergency Diagnostics of the Sacco Hospital in Milan -. We see that many have problems even after months” , also “memory problems, cognitive disorders, most of them minor. But there was a fairly worrying study – recalls Gismondo – certainly to be confirmed over time, in which the brain volume was evaluated in patients who have symptoms Long Covid, suggesting that it shrinks. “
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