Post–COVID-19 Symptoms 2 Years After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Hospitalized vs Non-hospitalized Patients

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About The Study: This cross-sectional study suggested the presence of at least one post–COVID-19 symptom in 59.7% of hospitalized patients and 67.5% of non-hospitalized patients two years after infection. Small differences in symptoms at onset of COVID-19 were identified between hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients. Post–COVID-19 symptoms were similar between hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients; however, lack of inclusion of uninfected controls limits the ability to assess the association of SARS-CoV-2 infection with overall and specific post–COVID-19 symptoms two years after acute infection. Future studies should include uninfected control populations. 

Authors: Cesar Fernandez-de-las-Penas, P.T., Ph.D., of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, is the corresponding author. 

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.42106)

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